Los Angeles Nature http://www.nhm.org/nature/taxonomy/term/701/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 We Have a Bat Detector, and Bats Too! http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-have-bat-detector-and-bats-too <p>Guess&nbsp;what? We have bats in the Nature Gardens! And we have proof, thanks&nbsp;to two of our intrepid scientists, Jim Dines and Miguel Orde&ntilde;ana.</p> <p>Here&#39;s the proof, in sonogram format:</p> <p><img alt="" src="/nature/sites/default/files/images/blog/Tadarida_brasiliensis_sonogram.JPG" /></p> <p>Keep reading to find out what bat these blue and green blobs belong to!</p> <p>Here&#39;s what Jim and Miguel have to say about our bat detector:</p> <p><a href="http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-have-bat-detector-and-bats-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.nhm.org/nature/blog/we-have-bat-detector-and-bats-too#comments bat detector bats bioacoustic monitoring Hoary Bat Jim Dines Los Angeles Nature Mexican Free-tailed Bat Miguel Ordenana Myotis Bat sonogram Blog Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:45:41 +0000 Lila Higgins 821 at http://www.nhm.org/nature 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