What do you do when you have to name a brand new species? Some opt for using some defining physical feature. Others use their own name. Andre Nemesio, from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, in Brazil, went for something a bit different: he and his team just named a brand new orchid bee Euglossa bazinga, after the catch phrase used by Sheldon Cooper on the television show “The Big Bang Theory.” See the bee and read the rest of the article here.
A parody video of the Dos Equis "Most Interesting Man in the World" commercial, in honor of Entomology 2014, the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, which was held in Portland, OR, November 16-19, 2014.
Music by CadillacMatt (http://tindeck.com/users/CadillacMatt). Thanks to the Department of Entomology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, where the scenes were shot. And special thanks to the actors: M. Cattle (AKA Esabelle Ryngin), Rachel Robb, and Mark Nabors (http://shadolith.tumblr.com/).
A parody of Travie McCoy and Bruno Mars' "Billionaire" by Heather Wilson from the UC Davis Department of Entomology. This video was submitted to the Open category of the 2011 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest.
Apparently a Solpugid is a type of spider, but I'm always going to think of doughnuts and ladybugs when I hear the term. Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker, former TAMU entomology students and the brains behind Solpugid Productions make some really fun bug videos. Take a look. I know you'll love 'em.
They've also partnered up with the Department of Entomology at TAMU to produce a regular podcast and they have an interesting podcast on tracking native bees. Check it out.
Originally posted 2/17/10