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Alex Wild
Photographer. Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin. Personal account.
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Adrian Smith 2h
Replying to @Myrmecos
oof, the NatGeo news media practices bum me out. The only way they would use my video is if they could re-upload the footage themselves. Then they cross-posted on YouTube too. All in exchange for a crummy on-screen credit at the very end.
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Alex Wild 3h
Replying to @Myrmecos
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Alex Wild 4h
Friday Flyday! This is a small anthomyzid fly, Mumetopia occipitalis, that was common in my neighborhood this fall.
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Marianne Alleyne 5h
The Entomology department at is hoping to fill the Kearns Metcalf and Flint Endowed Chair in Insect Toxicology (<-defined broadly). Please RT, apply or suggest candidates. (Apps due 1/20/2020)
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Alex Wild 5h
If that's a proboscis, my bet is a mosquito.
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Marsh's Library 17h
We now have about a dozen insects found within books from the sixteenth century onwards. We are wondering if their existence can tell us anything about the readers who killed them: time of year of reading; location of reading. Sounds like a research project.....
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tinybaby 12h
Not sure there's a better illustration for how little your boss cares about you than UPS thanking the cops for shooting their driver to death
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Alex Wild 8h
The amazing Mystrium snap-jaw ant, whose mandibles can strike at 200 miles per hour.
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Alex Wild 8h
Road salt is taking its toll on insects in Toronto area, researchers find
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Hannah Davis 8h
I just learned that a place for rearing ticks is called a tickery, and I find that so charming ❤️
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Alex Wild 12h
As a non-native Texan, I endorse this thread a zillionty percent.
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The Economist Dec 5
The measles crisis in Samoa offers clear proof of the dangers of anti-vax propaganda
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Brandy Zadrozny 14h
Anti-vaxxers are moving the fight offline: crashing media-covered events, harassing doctors and private citizens. One group stood with signs outside a pediatrician's office, accosting parents with infants in their arms. From me and
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Nicky Bay 14h
Ampulex compressa stings a specific part of the cockroach's nervous system and temporarily disables its front legs and escape reflexes. It then chews off half of the each antennae on the cockroach, and leads it back to its nest to lay its eggs within the live host.
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Alex Wild 15h
Replying to @pastramimachine
Looking forward to a "Toilets are just a suggestion" hot take on Medium.
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Alex Wild 15h
Replying to @drugmonkeyblog
Apparently there were shenanigans and potentially unreported conflicts of interest.
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Alex Wild 15h
Whoa! That last moth paints an actual fly on the tips of its wings, presumably to fool predators into missing the animal's real body.
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Alex Wild 15h
Replying to @jebyrnes
I bet you could rig that thing to do PCR.
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Alex Wild 15h
Speaking of funny, though, this is probably my favorite Ze Frank nature film of all time.
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