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Nevin Cullen
An aspiring 🌻🐝ologist. I like to 📸🐝🦋🐛🐞 and hike. PhD student at University of Pittsburgh in the Ashman Lab. He/him.
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Rebecca Hayes 23h
Found this face first into one of my tuberosus flowers. Big Monday mood 🐞
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Nevin Cullen Jun 23
Had a wonderful weekend with Sophie, eating and bugging our way through Pittsburgh. The fireflies were definitely a.... highlight 💡
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Rebecca Hayes Jun 21
7 ray flowers from the same tuberosus inflorescence + LB agar plates = 7 colorful and diverse petal microbe stamps 🌻🧫
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Nevin Cullen Jun 21
A recent favorite of mine: a Heriades bee foraging on heart-leaf milkweed. You can even see the orange pollinia (condensed pollen of milkweed) that’s hooked to the right foreleg of the bee, a different approach to pollination than most plants!
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Nevin Cullen Jun 20
Replying to @bombus_nevinii
And another view of this cool bee. Does anyone know what it is?
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Nevin Cullen Jun 20
Pollination is much more than just visiting flowers for food. It also includes avoiding predators and taking risks at every flower. Here a crab spider stalks a Megachilid as it sips nectar from a Calochortus nudus flower.
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Nurturing Nature Jun 19
Probably not many people seen an ichneumon wasp actually laying its egg inside a common yellow face bee cavity. How cool is that! More film and info when I get time!
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Nevin Cullen Jun 19
Replying to @AnnaScharnagl
That looks like a great time!
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Nevin Cullen Jun 19
For a reminder that pollination, while well performed by bees, is also carried out by flies. We’ve recently extended our investigation of pollen transfer to include these ubiquitous 2-winged insects.
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Nevin Cullen Jun 19
Maybe a little cold right now, but there are some excellent swimming holes right around there!
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The Wood Lab Jun 17
Steve had a wonderful time catching leafhoppers for the Herbivory experiment, if you couldn’t tell
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Nevin Cullen Jun 16
Sometimes it’s satisfying just to know that I’m now studying... 👹🤘 HEAVY METAL💀⚡️
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Rachel Reeb Jun 14
Thrilled to have presented a poster at this week! Thank you and for supporting this herbarium research on the phenology of native and nonnative species.
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Nevin Cullen Jun 14
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Dr. Jens Foell Jun 14
you, a layperson: "oh this is fascinating. I wonder how the brain does that." me, a neuroscientist: "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH WHAT IS THIS DARK MAGIC MAKE IT GO AWAY AAAAAAAHHHHH"
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Nevin Cullen Jun 14
Raw insect rage is what I get from its face
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Nevin Cullen Jun 13
Replying to @AnnaScharnagl
Good instinct! It’s also in the Carabidae, I think Omophron dentatum (certainly Omophron). That was a first for me! So cool to see. It was surprisingly fast, so I had to keep scooting around the beach to get a good shot.
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Nevin Cullen Jun 13
Before leaving California I had the chance to stop by my all-time favorite bugging spot: Abbott’s Lagoon. Every time I go I see at least one insect I’ve never seen before. I’ve been there so many times but it’s always a new experience.
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Nevin Cullen Jun 11
Replying to @BigGirlPlants
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Nevin Cullen Jun 11
Discovered a new installation, perhaps by the Banksy of Clapp Hall. It probably represents the duality of man or something...
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