aphids http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/30/all en Charismatic Microfauna in the North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/charismatic-microfauna-north-campus <p>I've been away all week in Yellowstone for work and wasn't sure how I'd manage the blog this week. While there, I was stunned by the awesome wildlife I encountered, including bison, elk, black bears, pronghorns, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, and even a pack of six gray wolves!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/charismatic-microfauna-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/charismatic-microfauna-north-campus#comments aphids bison charismatic megafauna charismatic microfauna Flies froghoppers Ladybugs Pill bugs spittlebugs Blog Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:59:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 691 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Aphid Eating Flower Fly Found in North Campus http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/aphid-eating-flower-fly-found-north-campus <p><span>There are over 150,000 species of flies in the world! Most visitors who come to the Museum can name only a few of these flies (house fly, horse fly, or mosquito for examples) and many hold the belief that we would be better off without flies in our world. On Wednesday, January 18<span>,</span> we found a fly that I am sure will help you realize that all flies can't be cast as "bad" characters<span> </span>—<span> </span>I introduce the humble aphid eating flower fly, <em>Eupeodes volucris. </em></span> <div> </div></p><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/aphid-eating-flower-fly-found-north-campus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/aphid-eating-flower-fly-found-north-campus#comments aphids Eupoeodes volucris Flies flower fly hoverfly insects syrphid fly syrphidae Blog Sat, 21 Jan 2012 06:04:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 673 at http://www.nhm.org/nature