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A Chance Encounter with an Ichneumon

A lady beetle meeets a male parasitic wasp from the family Ichneumonidae. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

So here's this lady beetle patrolling a rosebud. It's early spring--April 15--in Vacaville, Calif.--and our little subject is  looking for some tasty aphids. Or perhaps a mate. Oh, a visitor is on my rosebud, heading right toward me. Identify...

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 5:44 PM

The Face of Darwin

The Face of Darwin

Look closely at Charles Darwin's ceramic face. You'll see selections from his secret notebooks and images of organisms that most influenced his scientific studies. His beard is peppered with moths. You'll also find barnacles, iguanas, finches,...

Posted on Monday, June 1, 2009 at 2:02 PM

Wonderful World of Insects

Diversity of Insects

Kids love bugs.    And they love books on bugs.  One of the bug books we bought our son during his childhood was “Insect World: A Child’s First Library of Learning,” published by Time-Life Books.  It...

Posted on Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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