If you’ve been paying attention to any of our BugWeek coverage, you’ve probably noticed that we use Latin terms pretty often in our descriptions of bugs. For example, if we mention the common bed bug we’ll probably reference its scientific name, Cimex lectularius. Maybe you’ve wondered what this terminology meant. Here, we’ll try to explain.
In case you missed the BugWeek 2015 scavenger hunt, or you’re just curious, you can see the questions with the answers here.
BUG WEEK 2015 SCAVENGER HUNT QUESTIONS
The FREE BugWeek 2015 scavenger hunt will take place Saturday, May 23, in the Florida Museum of Natural History and the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.
Welcome back! This is the second installment of “Regular-Sized Bugs on the Big Screen,” a series of BugWeek blog posts saluting real arthropods that played supporting roles in feature films.
You might recall a slew of news stories in March, concerning the fact that two highly destructive termite species were living side-by-side in hybrid colonies in South Florida, creating “superswarms” containing both species of wood-destroying pests.
Here’s another drawing from our friend Marshal, an eighth grader from the Florida Panhandle who is fascinated by bugs!
The scutellum is the shield-like plate found on the backs of insects.
If you’ve ever gone to the pool or to a cookout or a ballgame or a park — if you’ve ever done anything outdoors in Florida during the summer — then you probably are acquainted with the yellow fly.
As we mentioned yesterday, there’s an entire section of this website devoted to videos, but unlike most of our online content, you won’t find it by scrolling down this site.
Here’s another great drawing from our friend Marshal! That’s one happy-looking moth!