ant tending http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/26/all en Who are Those Ants in Our Homes and Gardens? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens <p>Lots of people in the L.A. area have been complaining about the heat. Over the last week, cities in our region have been experiencing temperatures well into the 90s. On Monday, Woodland Hills reached 108 degrees!Whenever the temperature rises like this, I start to notice ants indoors. Only this morning during our Nature Lab meeting, I found a trail of ants leading to the sink, and another leading to the snack shelf.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/who-are-those-ants-our-homes-and-gardens#comments ant tending ants Argentine Ants horned lizards indoor pests Linepthema humile pests Blog Sat, 11 Aug 2012 07:02:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 684 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Thorny Devils in the Garden http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thorny-devils-garden <p>I was recently out and about in the garden and found some fascinating insects, Keelbacked Treehoppers, <em>Antianthe expansa.</em> They were on some of our celery plants and are, according to Vanessa Vobis Master Gardener and Museum Gallery Interpreter, "a very annoying pest on our tomatoes."</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thorny-devils-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/thorny-devils-garden#comments ant tending Antianthe expansa Cyphonia treehopper insects Keelbacked Treehoppers membracidae pest insects thorn mimics Vanessa Vobis Blog Sat, 10 Mar 2012 03:39:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 666 at http://www.nhm.org/nature