BioSCAN http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/50/all en 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 June Beetles and Night Lights http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/june-beetles-and-night-lights <p>This last weekend I&nbsp;stayed&nbsp;at Table Mountain campground&nbsp;in the Los Angeles National Forest and was visited by a group of beetles. No, not the British pop group out on a time-travelling-night-time-forest jaunt &ndash; though that would be blog worthy indeed.&nbsp;My camp buddies and I were visited by a&nbsp;gang of 40 adult male scarab beetles!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/camping%20beetles.JPG" /></p> <p>Three of the gang,&nbsp;hanging out on our picnic table. No they&#39;re not eating our hot dogs, they prefer pine needles</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/june-beetles-and-night-lights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/june-beetles-and-night-lights#comments BioSCAN Dale Habritter Los Angeles National Forest nigh lighting NightWatch Polyphylla decemlineata scarab beetles Table Mountain camp ground Ten-lined June Beetle Blog Mon, 01 Jul 2013 18:58:55 +0000 Lila Higgins 811 at http://www.nhm.org/nature Do you have Museum Malaise? http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/do-you-have-museum-malaise <p>You better not! However, just in case you do I have a line of&nbsp;curative agents perfect&nbsp;for any and all afflicted with such exhibit ennui. The elixirs I speak of are our new L.A.&nbsp;nature exhibits, Nature Lab and Nature Gardens, and they&#39;re about to open on&nbsp;June 9!</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/do-you-have-museum-malaise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/do-you-have-museum-malaise#comments BioSCAN Dean Pentcheff insects Malaise trap Nature Gardens Nature Lab robber fly Blog Fri, 03 May 2013 01:42:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 727 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 Kinky Bug Found in Museum's Gardens http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kinky-bug-found-museums-gardens <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kinky-bug-found-museums-gardens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/kinky-bug-found-museums-gardens#comments bed bugs BioSCAN Brian Brown Coridromius chenopoderis Francesca Zern mirid plant bug North Campus pests traumatic insemination true bugs Blog Thu, 27 Sep 2012 06:30:00 +0000 Lila Higgins 718 at http://www.nhm.org/nature