beetles http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/46/all en Glowworms in LA http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/glowworms-la <p>On Monday night, I found a glowworm&nbsp;while I was up in Griffith Park! That&#39;s right people, glowworms really do exist, and they&#39;re right here in our city.</p> <p>No it wasn&#39;t a discarded 80s toy, like these (though I might have been equally excited if it was):<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/glowworms-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/glowworms-la#comments 80s toys beetles glowworms Griffith Park Western banded glowworm Zarhipis integripennis Blog Fri, 19 Apr 2013 01:36:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 730 at http://www.nhm.org/nature 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