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Nature’s flying jewels

If you liked the video of the dead leaf butterfly, then you’ll want to check out this video of the beautiful Archduke (Lexias pardalis dirteana) butterfly in its baby caterpillar state. Full of spines, its next stage will be chrysalis before shedding and breaking into a restless butterfly.  Advertisements

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Bugging out: How your wealth attracts more insects

A recent study links higher income to the diversity of bugs inside homes. Called the ‘luxury effect,’ wealthier people tend to have more bug types hanging out indoors. This may not seem obvious at first, but the reason is simple. The richer you are, the more likely you are to own a bigger house and maintain […]

Gamifying science: Discover new species through a bug-based social network

Yesterday, I blogged about the ability to scan any color in the world using Cronzy’s app and use that exact color to draw in the real world. You can take a similar approach to help identify any of the world’s bugs. iNaturalist.org is a social network for bug lovers, connecting both the amateur photography discovering […]