phorid flies http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/358/all en Second Ant-decapitating Fly Found in Glendale http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/second-ant-decapitating-fly-found-glendale <p>Our scientists found another species of ant-decapitating fly in Glendale, <em>Pseudacteon amuletum</em>!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/fly_c_2.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Pseudacteon amuletum.</em> Photo credit: Phyllis Sun</p> <p>Here&#39;s&nbsp;an account of this&nbsp;tiny, yet impressive fly, by Lisa Gonzalez, one of our <a href="http://research.nhm.org/bioscan/" target="_blank">BioSCAN</a> entomologists:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/second-ant-decapitating-fly-found-glendale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/second-ant-decapitating-fly-found-glendale#comments ant decapitating flies Brian Brown Flies Lisa Gonzalez phorid flies Pseudacteon Pseudacteon amuletum Blog Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:52:19 +0000 Lisa Gonzalez 833 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Ant-decapitating Fly Found in Glendale! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ant-decapitating-fly-found-glendale <p>I just&nbsp;found out we have ant-decapitating flies here in Los Angeles! Dr. Brian Brown,&nbsp;the Museum&#39;s Curator of Entomology and&nbsp;one of the world&#39;s foremost experts on flies, made&nbsp;a chance discovery by looking right under the nose of an unsuspecting USC student.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ant-decapitating-fly-found-glendale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/ant-decapitating-fly-found-glendale#comments ant decapitating fly BioSCAN Brian Brown Flies fly Glendale Los Angeles Nature Luis Chiappe phorid flies phoridae Pseudacteon Blog Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:16:55 +0000 Lila Higgins 828 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Twelve Days of Christmas 2012 http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012 <p>Since tomorrow is the twelfth day of Christmas, I thought I&#39;d give you your belated gifts. Of course they&#39;re all part of L.A.&#39;s surprising biodiversity, yes even those&nbsp;turtle wasps!</p> <p>Twelve <a href="/nature/blog/weevil-weevil-does-total-agave-meltdown" target="_blank">weevils</a> wandering<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/twelve-days-christmas-2012#comments ants cockroach Cooper's Hawk crab spider Greater Yellow Underwing pepsis wasp phorid flies spittlebugs squirrel Twelve days of christmas wasps weevil Yellow-rumped Warbler Blog Sat, 05 Jan 2013 05:48:00 +0000 admin 707 at http://www.nhm.org/nature New Fly Species Likes to Party It Up Poolside in Brentwood http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-fly-species-likes-party-it-poolside-brentwood <p>I've been scratching my head for a story to tell in this week's blog. At 6:20 last night it hit me! I've never related our Curator of Entomology, Brian Brown's, story of how he discovered a brand new species of fly, right here in Los Angeles! That's right folks, undiscovered fly species are here right under your noses <span><span><span>— </span></span></span>oh and don't forget that one that  flew into your eyeball, maybe that was new to science too, I guess next time you should try to save it!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-fly-species-likes-party-it-poolside-brentwood" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/new-fly-species-likes-party-it-poolside-brentwood#comments BioSCAN Brian Brown Flies Malaise trap phorid flies Blog Tue, 25 Dec 2012 02:35:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 708 at http://www.nhm.org/nature