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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can't See        NPR        15 July 2010

 

Look up at the sky and what do you see?

Well, blue, yes.

And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing.

Or so you think. It turns out that right above you, totally invisible,

is an enormous herd of animal life -- tiny bugs riding the wind currents.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QxfOYhpjro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Praying Mantis Leaps        ScienceTake        The New York Times        15 March 2015

 

 

 

 

The Praying Mantis Leaps | ScienceTake | The New York Times        15 March 2015

 

A praying mantis takes a leap

that would do Michael Jordan proud.

 

Produced by: David Frank and James Gorman

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1x8WFgw

Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQ_Jb8THWRw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Great Ant Escape        ScienceTake        The New York Times        30 May 2015

 

 

 

 

The Great Ant Escape | ScienceTake | The New York Times        30 May 2015

 

Trap-jaw ants have a startling way

to jump out of the slippery-sloped pits of predators.

 

Produced by: David Frank and James Gorman

Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1EAj3RY

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqeSnUy2LS4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

insect        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/insects 

 

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/06/
pest-caterpillars-helicopter-blitz-insecticide

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/30/
harlequin-ladybird-uk-invasion 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

insect        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/
magazine/insect-apocalypse.html

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/
551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/24/
521359417/octogenarian-couple-donates-10-million-insect-collection

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/nyregion/
experts-cheer-the-deep-freeze-as-a-killer-of-invasive-insects.html

 

 

 

 

giant insect        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/11/
465781993/love-giant-insects-meet-the-tree-lobster-back-from-the-brink

 

 

 

 

giant insect > tree lobster        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/11/
465781993/love-giant-insects-meet-the-tree-lobster-back-from-the-brink

 

 

 

 

insect communication        USA

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/27/
432934935/good-vibrations-key-to-insect-communication

 

 

 

 

Insect ecologist        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/18/
tracking-causes-monarch-butterfly-decline

 

 

 

 

insecticide        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/apr/18/
tracking-causes-monarch-butterfly-decline

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/may/06/
pest-caterpillars-helicopter-blitz-insecticide

http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/
insecticide-an-ecological-disaster-that-will-affect-us-all-1019520.html

 

 

 

 

pesticides        UK

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/pesticides

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fly        USA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZp9eQ4PtI - June 2015

 

 

 

 

hoverfly        USA

http://www.npr.org/2016/07/23/
486731588/the-uppermost-aristocracy-of-the-hoverfly-society

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ant        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/
100000005161948/ants-building-towers.html - July 2017

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/12/
523313734/no-ant-left-behind-warrior-ants-carry-injured-comrades-home

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/15/
science/15wils.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/16/us/
16ants.html

 

 

 

 

cricket        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/
100000004010185/cricket-ballet.html - Nov. 2, 2015

 

 

 

 

caterpillar        USA

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/11/
science/tomato-plants-caterpillars-cannibalism.html

 

 

 

 

gnat

 

 

 

 

bug        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/30/
harlequin-ladybird-uk-invasion

 

 

 

 

bug        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/
551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/24/
521359417/octogenarian-couple-donates-10-million-insect-collection

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/22/
506581610/bugs-abound-if-you-think-the-skies-are-crowded-you-have-no-idea

 

 

 

 

cockroach        USA

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2015/03/16/
393403190/what-cockroaches-with-backpacks-can-do-ah-mazing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

dragonflies        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/26/
wildlife-2012-orchids-slugs-blossom

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/oct/06/
british-wildlife-photography-awards-2010#/?picture=367388585&index=4

 

 

 

 

dragonflies and damselflies        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2014/apr/04/
dragonflies-and-damselflies-your-reader-photographs

 

 

 

 

ladybird        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2013/jul/22/
ladybird-species-harlequin-uk-insects

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/jun/30/
harlequin-ladybird-uk-invasion

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/jun/11/
make-your-nature-count-live

 

 

 

 

beetle        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/video/science/
100000004254221/surfing-beetles.html
- Mar. 7, 2016

 

 

 

 

 bloody-nosed beetle        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/jun/09/
bloody-nosed-beetle-dartmoor-country-diary

 

 

 

 

blue leaf beetle        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2010/oct/06/
british-wildlife-photography-awards-2010#/?picture=367388653&index=5

 

 

 

 

firefly        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/30/
science/30firefly.html

 

 

 

 

pollinator        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/12/
bee-road-pollinators

 

 

 

 

decline of species that pollinate        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/02/26/
468241649/report-more-pollinators-species-in-jeopardy-threatening-world-food-supply

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/27/
science/decline-of-species-that-pollinate-poses-
a-threat-to-global-food-supply-report-warns.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tick        USA

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/
health/asian-long-horned-tick.html

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/24/
magazine/what-the-mystery-of-the-tick-borne-meat-allergy-could-reveal.html

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/07/24/
631814695/ticks-and-lyme-disease-3-factors-determine-risk-of-infection

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/20/
594922001/watch-how-a-tick-digs-its-hooks-into-you

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/02/27/
588408433/asian-ticks-mysteriously-turned-up-on-a-new-jersey-sheep

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/04/21/
523066394/-curiousgoat-will-climate-change-help-ticks-and-mosquitoes-spread-disease

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2011/07/15/
137761684/high-tick-season-is-upon-us-so-keep-critters-off-of-you

 

 

 

 

http://roomfordebate.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/27/
more-ticks-more-misery/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

grasshopper        USA

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/10/us/
10grasshopper.html

 

 

 

 

cicada        USA

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/video/2013/may/10/
cicadas-video-for-adam-gabbatt

 

 

 

 

locust        USA

http://www.npr.org/2015/08/27/
432934935/good-vibrations-key-to-insect-communication

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A female house spider

 

Photograph: Stefan Sollfors/Science Factio

 

25 September 2009        G        Spider numbers may be on the rise

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2009/sep/25/insects?picture=353443708

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/25/spider-population-explosion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spider        UK

http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=EdbfZ0ncu3g&list=PL4CGYNsoW2iAER6DUOhwnxnBl0L7oAIsl

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/blog/2013/oct/17/
false-widow-spider-attacks

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2011/oct/04/
spider-season-green-shoots-photos

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/18/
spiders-spark-surge-of-arachnophobia

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/22/
raft-fen-spiders

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/gallery/2009/sep/25/
insects

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/25/
spider-population-explosion

 

 

 

 

 

spider        USA

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/05/
626123698/when-spiders-go-airborne-it-s-electric-literally

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/08/
531616366/what-goes-on-in-the-minds-of-spiders

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/14/
497931790/a-spider-across-the-room-can-hear-you-study-finds

 

 

 

 

house spider        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/aug/31/
spider-season-home-arachnid-invasion

 

 

 

 

wolf spider        UK

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/the-northerner/2014/jun/04/
wolf-spider-crook-county-durham

 

 

 

 

arachnophobia        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/sep/18/
spiders-spark-surge-of-arachnophobia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

entomology        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/
551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper

 

 

 

 

entomologist        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/aug/19/
insects-food-crisis

 

 

 

 

entomologist        USA

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/19/
551876044/once-teased-for-her-love-of-bugs-8-year-old-co-authors-scientific-paper

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/22/
506581610/bugs-abound-if-you-think-the-skies-are-crowded-you-have-no-idea

 

 

 

 

entomophagy (insect eating)        UK

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2009/aug/19/
insects-food-crisis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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