Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Fireflies, or lightning bugs as my dad called them, are neither flies nor bugs. They are beetles. Learn more about nature's fireworks.

About 8 days ago, Kymberly Foster Seabolt contracted cellulitis. Probably from a bug bite. Fortunately, her family is pitching in to take care of her.

Instead of smashing that spider in your house, try to capture it and release it outside.

Learn more about Erica McAlister, author of the recent book, The Secret Life of Flies (2017, Firefly Books, $29.95).

Prevention is the best way to keep the stink bugs and lady beetles out of your house. Learn where to look for entry points to seal them out this spring.

Insects avoid winter extremes in the same ways that vertebrates do, but they do it from a variety of life history stages, not just as adults.

Asian Lady Beetles begin seeking shelter when outside temperatures fall in September and October. They find their way into tight cracks and crevices.

Blooming goldenrod is turning old fields into oceans of yellow. And orb-weaving spiders are hard to miss in these very same fields.

Learn more about the chorus of insects whose songs fill summer nights, and the end-of-season sights yet to be seen.

Measuring up to 4 inches long, mantises are hard to miss. And because they are such beneficial insects, they get a lot of attention.
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