grasshopper en A Plague of Grasshoppers on Figueroa? <p>Recently, our garden staff has been finding&nbsp;LOADS of grasshoppers, but what are they all doing here? Are grasshoppers good for&nbsp;our gardens, or are they destructive like the plague of locusts (a swarming variety of&nbsp;grasshoppers in the family Acrididae)&nbsp;that appear in the&nbsp;Bible?</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Brian Brown Calle de Las Chapules David Ferguson Eric Eaton Figueroa Street grasshopper Grasshopper street Jonathan Gillet locust Margaret Hardin Melanoplus devastator Melanoplus yarrowii plague Blog Sat, 01 Dec 2012 07:42:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 710 at Bug Wars: Spider Attacks Grasshopper and Disappears Down Black Hole <p>This week I have renamed Sam (NHM's media producer for <a href="">Nature Lab</a>) Spider-Man! He's been out and about carefully sticking a mechanic's device into spider homes, so visitors to our <a href="" target="_blank">Spider Pavilion</a> can get a view into spider lives, like never before.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> borescope Funnel web spider grasshopper spiders webs Blog Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:00:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 655 at Waiter There's a Wasp in my Fig! <p>A couple weeks ago we had the second round of our North Campus insect survey. Fifteen Museum staff tromped around&nbsp;the North&nbsp;Campus to see what insectuous wonders we could collect. Although we found some notably large specimens,&nbsp;the largest being a 3-inch bird grasshopper (<em>Schistocerca</em> sp.), the most interesting find was actually something a lot&nbsp;smaller. Much, much smaller in fact: a minute fig wasp about 2 millimeters in length!<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> fig wasps figs grasshopper insects wasps Blog Sat, 06 Aug 2011 04:34:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 657 at