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A Buggy New Year!

This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is

It's a buggy new year! One of the fascinating things about beginning the new year is the Entomological Society of America's "World of Insects" calendar. Amazing images of insects (and one spider!) jump out at you. One of my favorites is a black soldier...

This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is
This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is "Mr. October" in the ESA calendar. (Photo by Jena Johnson, used with permission)

This photo of a black soldier fly, by Jena Johnson, is "Mr. October" in the ESA calendar. (Photo by Jena Johnson, used with permission)

The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)
The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)

The ESA calendar cover features this clown grasshopper by Francisco Lopez-Machado of Cali, Colombia. (Photo courtesy of ESA)


"Mr. December" in the ESA calendar is this image of a flameskimmer dragonfly, taken by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis.

"Mr. December" in the ESA calendar is this image of a flameskimmer dragonfly, taken by Kathy Keatley Garvey of UC Davis.

Posted on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Soldiering Along

Black Soldier Fly

If you're into composting, chances are you've seen this one.Common name: black soldier fly (BSF). Scientific name: Hermetia illucens.Before you say "yecch"--wait! This is considered a beneficial insect because its larvae are quite desirable in compost...

Black Soldier Fly
Black Soldier Fly

BLACK SOLDIER FLY or Hermetia illucens, about three-fourths of an inch long, heads for bark mulch. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 6:14 PM
 
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