Misumenoides formosipes http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/298/all en Green Lacewings: Eat, Prey, Love Biocontrol http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-lacewings-eat-prey-love-biocontrol <p>We&#39;ve added a new insect&nbsp;delicacy to the menu for the dwellers&nbsp;in our <a href="http://www.nhm.org/site/explore-exhibits/special-exhibits/spider-pavilion" target="_blank">Spider Pavilion</a>. That&#39;s right, usually the ladies (and few gents), that call the spider pavilion home, get fed butterflies, crickets, and flies, but as of this week we&#39;ve added green lacewings!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/crab%20spider%20eating%20greenlacewing.jpg" /></p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-lacewings-eat-prey-love-biocontrol" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/green-lacewings-eat-prey-love-biocontrol#comments aphidlions biocontrol biological control Chrysoperla rufilabris Corydalus cornutus Dobsonfly garden pests green lacewings lacewings Los Angeles Nature Misumenoides formosipes Spider Pavilion spiders Whitebanded crab spider Blog Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:01:40 +0000 Lila Higgins 822 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Killer Legs: Crab Spider Wins Prize with Eight! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/killer-legs-crab-spider-wins-prize-eight <p>On Sunday, February 26, Museum Educator&nbsp;Anna Holden,&nbsp;and myself took some families out to the North Campus to collect spiders! The spiders were collected so they can be identified and preserved as part of our ongoing <a href="http://www.nhm.org/site/activities-programs/community-science/spider-survey" target="_blank">L.A. Spider Survey</a>. They will also be added to our ever-growing North Campus species list.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/killer-legs-crab-spider-wins-prize-eight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/killer-legs-crab-spider-wins-prize-eight#comments Anna Holden Briana Burrows california brittlebrush crab spider Encelia californica LA Spider Survey Misumenoides formosipes spiders Whitebanded crab spider Blog Thu, 01 Mar 2012 06:42:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 667 at http://www.nhm.org/nature