Erin M Mills

What’s The Splatter? The Science Behind Bug Guts on your Windshield.
April 20, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Road trips…they’re fun, but rough on your car’s paint job! Why? Bug splatter! We are all familiar with the mess all over the front of our cars from driving, especially long distances. But, what you may not know is all of the science that can be found in all of those little dead bug bodies, […]

Strange Love: Copulation, Cannibalism And Display In The Bug World
February 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Valentines Day is quickly approaching. Have you thought of what to get that special someone? What better way is there to woo the woman of your dreams other than say, giving her a small dead animal wrapped in silk? Ladies, are you really looking to snag a date for Valentines Day? Tell your man that you’ll […]

Bell peppers, bananas and beer: the Cockrell Butterfly Center’s Grocery List
December 8, 2016 · Be The First To Comment

Take a look at this list. You are probably thinking, “ok, someone’s shopping list, so what?“. What if I told you that most of these things are not even for human consumption, but for butterflies, reptiles, and other various insects? You’d probably think I’m crazy! Well, you’re not alone. Have you ever bought Guinness at […]

Sand Fleas Are Real! (But They’re Not What You Think They Are…)
June 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Well, it’s summer time again and millions of people will be spending lots and lots of time outdoors. They will go to the lake, they will go to the beach, they will have picnics and barbecues and luaus. All the while, they will be joined by many unwanted guests — of the arthropod kind! Many people […]



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