phorid flies http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/358/all en The Real L.A. Noir: The True-life Insect Cannibals and Murderers in our Midst http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/real-la-noir-true-life-insect-cannibals-and-murderers-our-midst <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/Concera_tibialis_15707_01_edit.jpg" style="width:100%" /></p> <p>The coffin fly. Image courtesy of Kelsey Bailey.</p> <p>As you get into your car in the parking lot of the Trader Joe&rsquo;s in Silver Lake in Los Angeles, you might just be within arm&rsquo;s reach of cannibals. Not the human kind &ndash; but the insect variety.</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/real-la-noir-true-life-insect-cannibals-and-murderers-our-midst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/real-la-noir-true-life-insect-cannibals-and-murderers-our-midst#comments ant decapitating fly BioSCAN coffin fly dragonly Hollywood Forever Cemetery insects LA Noir LA River Los Angeles phorid flies twisted wing parasite zombee zombie fly Blog Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:21:50 +0000 Lila Higgins 849 at http://www.nhm.org/nature 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