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Photo Diary: Why cat owners should not leave pans of wet paint out.

I found the culprit, Athena: Front left paw.

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animals science

Dung beetles are neat.

In May, I wrote a research paper for the entomology class I was taking. I chose the subject of dung beetles. Here’s why: The dung beetles are of singular interest for many reasons. They keep our planet clean of animal wastes, disperse plant seeds, improve soil quality, control pests, and serve as food for a […]

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Dung Beetles

[The following is a research paper I did for the entomology class I took this spring. – Dawn, 06/22/07] Dung Beetles of Scarabaeidae and the Sacred Scarab Family Scarabaeidae is split into two main dietary groups. Dung beetles, or “scarabs”, feast on the waste of other animals. Chafer beetles eat plants. While Scarabaeidae dung beetles […]

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Is anybody out there an insect/spider fanatic?

I’m taking an entomology class this spring. I recently went to the Eastern Sierras with my boyfriend, and we took hundreds of photos. Many of these photos are of insects and spiders. I’d love help identifying these. I’ve asked my entomology teacher to help too. I numbered each photo: 1 & 2 are probably Tent […]