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Don’t Touch Me! Seven Native Texas Bugs That Should Not Be Handled
March 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

Here at the Cockrell Butterfly Center, we make every effort to inspire wonder and interest in the natural world — especially in the under-appreciated area of insects and their relatives. Butterflies are a great ambassador for the insect world since they tend to be admired by most people. Many other insects rouse feelings of fear […]

“Websites” to check out this fall
September 8, 2008 · 2 Comments

photo credit: mrspiderjoe Every year about this time, we get lots of calls from people asking about the large, showy spiderwebs they see in their yards and gardens.  Almost always, the web-builder in question is the spinybacked orbweaving spider, Gasteracantha cancriformis.  Here’s where that Greek and Latin roots class comes in handy:  the genus name […]

Audubon Insectarium
August 5, 2008 · 2 Comments

Two weekends ago I went on my annual weird family adventure.  We decided to go to New Orleans this year for an Audubon filled weekend.  There were three adults, five teenagers and a five year old.  Seven of us drove the six hour drive, and I must say, it was very interesting.  I think we stopped 8 times for […]

PHOTO From You: Insect Identification
May 12, 2008 · Be The First To Comment

Hello again insect enthusiasts! Well, we’ve already received another photo from one of our wonderful readers! This week’s photo comes to us from Ben Bailey in College Station. This photo was taken at the Texas A&M horticultural gardens, my alma mater, and a great place observe the variety of bug life Texas has to offer! […]



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