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New Addition to the Cockrell Butterfly Center!
September 30, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

Phyllium giganteum photo credit: emills1 Today was an exciting day here at the Butterfly Center, as we welcomed a new species, Phyllium giganteum. This is a type of walking stick or phasmid that is native to Southeast Asia. We have a relative here already, Phyllium celebicum. We have enjoyed them immensely as they are very […]

A day in the life of “Bugs on Wheels”
February 6, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

“Bugs on Wheels” is the ever-so-popular outreach program that sweeps Erin and me away from the office on many days.  Our very first program was on Feb. 13, 2006 and needless to say, it was a HIT!  If you have ever wondered what goes on at a “Bugs on Wheels,” wonder no more because you are […]

Ghosts in the Trees
January 15, 2009 · 2 Comments

Last night, I was reminded of how unusual some of the insects we raise here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center are to most people. I had set up a table in the grand hallway of the museum to promote our outreach program, cleverly titled “Bugs on Wheels.” As soon as I left the Butterfly Center’s […]

Mantis Madness
July 17, 2008 · 10 Comments

photo credit: emills1  So tiny I almost couldn’t focus One of my favorite parts of this job is raising baby insects. It may not be like raising a baby, or even a cat or dog, (sometimes you have to feed them living things) but it is still very fun and rewarding. Plus, baby insects are […]



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