Monday, December 15, 2014

This is a link to a worksheet where you can make a mask and explore the various insect mouthparts.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Final video project: Sex in Insects

My final video project.

Livia Margon

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kyle Bean 'Stick Insects'

These sculptures, made out of matchsticks, are by an English graphic designer called Kyle Bean. I came across these a few years ago and have admired his work ever since. Although these are the only Insect inspired pieces he has done, it is always fascinating to see the outcomes of his projects/briefs. 


Thursday, December 4, 2014

New invasive pest in the U.S! Spotted Lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula)

I remember when I was in Korea last summer, everyone was talking about this insect called 'Spotted Lanternfly - Lycorma delicatula'. (A planthopper, which belongs to the order Hemiptera. In Korea we call it 'flower cicada') This insect was literally everywhere damaging the crops and annoying people. It's been reported to be an invasive species in Korea, since they are originally from China. But I just found this article saying that this insect is now detected in the U.S as well. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently reported that the Lanternfly have been damaging the crops and attacked 25 plant species that grows in PA.


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Here's some pictures of the Spotted Lanternfly

The nymph of Spotted Lanternfly