by Bradon Coy on December 1, 2018
Welcome to the third and final part of the bee series. Thank you for tuning into these past few blog posts and if you missed the last two, go check them out.
One of the most extraordinary things about honey bees is that they produce their own food source! They are one of the only insects that do that! We actually eat that sweet food that we...Read More
by Bradon Coy on November 17, 2018
Welcome to my continuation of the three-part Bee series. This week, we will be talking about how the worker bees create their sweet honey that they feed the entire hive with.
Step #1. The bees...Read More
by Bradon Coy on November 10, 2018
You often see them busily buzzing around your garden or a nearby meadow. Have you ever wondered why they are so diligent?
In this three-part series, we will be exploring and revealing the many...Read More
by Bradon Coy on November 3, 2018
A strong, brave, male, titan of a beetle is on the lookout for a mate. He starts climbing a towering tree because he can smell a female in its branches. He climbs, and climbs, and climbs until he...Read More
by Bradon Coy on September 28, 2018
It has many names. Giant water beetle, Water scorpion, Toe bitter.
Similar to the menacing shark in the 1975 film "JAWS", the giant water beetle, residing in North and South America, is truly an...Read More
by Bradon Coy on September 8, 2018
In the African Sahara desert, a tiny titan carefully rolls its huge ball of dung, which is about twice its size, across the sweltering sand. Meet the dung beetle...
The Dung beetle...Read More
by Bradon Coy on August 25, 2018
Most people fear spiders but did you know that there is one thing that spiders fear? The Tarantula hawk wasp. This giant wasp is so powerful that it is able to wrestle with a giant tarantula and...Read More
by Bradon Coy on August 16, 2018
You will often see them zipping around your local lake, pond, or pool and don't think much of them. If you take a closer look, you will be amazed by these amazing aerial predators. This is the...Read More
by Bradon Coy on August 11, 2018
This is one beast of the air that you don't want to run into...
Let me introduce you to the Japanese Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia japonica). Since this apex predator lives in hives of up to...Read More
by Bradon Coy on May 16, 2018
Here is what we are going to pin at my next bug class:
This one we found on our trip to Panama when we were out one night doing something us Entomologists call blacklighting. Blacklighting is...Read More
by Bradon Coy on May 4, 2018
Being in the genus of Atta and Acromyrmex leaf cutter ants inhibit the rainforests of central and south America. There are currently 27 species of leaf cutter ants discovered. These ants are...Read More