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Alien or Antlion?

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Alien or Antlion?

This month’s bug is an alien – or at least it looks like one. But you don’t need to live a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away to find this movie creature; you can find the Terran version in temperate and warmer regions around the world: the juvenile stage of antlions.

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Mosquito Repellent Madness

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Mosquito Repellent Madness

Springtime. The days are getting longer, the weather’s warming up, and here at SpringStar, everyone starts asking: Have you filled out your brackets yet? How can I protect myself from mosquitoes?

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Black History Month: C. H. Turner Asks The Bugs What They Like

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Black History Month:  C. H. Turner Asks The Bugs What They Like

Dr. Charles Henry Turner was the first Black American to earn a PhD in zoology (1907, University of Chicago), and a pioneer in insect behavioral neuroscience. He was also a tireless advocate for education as a means to resolve racial disparity in the post-Reconstruction American South and held a variety of teaching positions and professorships, while still finding time for his research.

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Brown Recluse

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Brown Recluse

During winter, customers often ask how to get rid of brown recluse spiders in their homes, without using neurotoxin-based sprays.

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