variegated meadowhawk http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/458/all en Pond Babies: Dragonflies and Diving Beetles http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/pond-babies-dragonflies-and-diving-beetles <div></div> <div>Two weeks ago I told you I'd fill you in when I found dragonfly nymphs in our pond. I wasn't expecting to be able to give you this update so quickly, but SURPRISE, nature moves fast, people! In the last few weeks, I've found more than 50 dragonfly exuviae (the papery exoskeletons shed between molts) attached to the rocks of the pond. Of course, this prompted me to take out my dip net and look for nymphs in the water.Here's a picture of one I found: </div><p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/pond-babies-dragonflies-and-diving-beetles" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/pond-babies-dragonflies-and-diving-beetles#comments Babies beetles dragonflies insects mayflies midges mosquitoes Pond predacious diving beetle Sympetrum corruptum variegated meadowhawk Blog Fri, 18 May 2012 02:40:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 696 at http://www.nhm.org/nature InSEX: Mating's Risqué Business in the Insect World http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/insex-matings-risqu%C3%A9-business-insect-world <p><span>Last night I hosted an InSEX dinner at an undisclosed and secret&nbsp;location.&nbsp;No, we weren&#39;t eating insects (in fact, we had a lovely vegetarian meal). Instead, we were&nbsp;discussing their&nbsp;weird, wonderful, and various&nbsp;reproductive strategies!</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/insex-matings-risqu%C3%A9-business-insect-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/insex-matings-risqu%C3%A9-business-insect-world#comments dragonflies insect sex InSEX Kimball Garrett Odes Pond Sympetrum corruptum variegated meadowhawk Vietnamese walking stick walking sticks Blog Fri, 04 May 2012 03:33:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 698 at http://www.nhm.org/nature