SPIDERS & Other Mountain INSECT NEWS


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 02 November 2016

The World of Insects and the Spiders that Eat Them

We've got worlds of wonder in the High Sierra looking in any direction. The ground and sky are full of vibrant insect communities. Some, like the mosquitoes, are winged devils. Others are winged delights. On the ground we find spiders trying to catch and eat them all.

This forum started out as the Spider Forum, but has been expanded to include the various insects we encounter that are not Bees, Butterflies, and Mosquitoes, which have their own dedicated pages.

Spiders
&
Other
High Sierra
Insect Identification

 

Greg Lasley
SPIDERS

 

Greg Lasley
INSECTS

 

Insect Societies

Spider Sites Index
arachnology.be


SpiderIdentification.org

American Arachnological Society

 

How Ticks Work

Tick or Spider?

 

All Backpacking Links

 

 

SPRING-SUMMER
2017
WARNING
EXTREME MOSQUITO THREAT

Also See
Mosquito News

Health and Fitness

 

 

Spiders
&
Other Insects
NEWS  

October 19

 

Skeeter Tech 
Skeeter Tech: The Original Stealth Flyer?

 

Insect Populations Crashing in Germany

 

 

 

October 17

 High Altitude Ecosystems Disappearing

Everywhere

 

 

 

October 5

Amazing Nature

The Lord Howe Island stick insect lives?

 

 

 

October 3

Railroad Fire

Historic "Bug Lab" Burned

 

 

 

September 8

 

ANTS
Not so Industrious, After All

Lazy ants make themselves useful in unexpected ways,
UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, September 8, 2017.

 

 

 

September 5

 Insect research demonstrates exceptional vision

Insects can see the world in much finer resolution than previously thought,
University of Sheffield, September 5, 2017.

 

 

 

August 28

The Bugs are Moving
Southern Pine Beetle moving North

Climate may quickly drive forest-eating beetles north, says study,
THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, August 28, 2017.

"The coldest night of the winter has warmed by approximately 6 or 7 degrees Fahrenheit over the past 50 years at weather stations in many parts of the United States, compared with just 1 degree Fahrenheit for average annual temperatures."

Beetles Forum

 

 

July 31

Amazing Nature

PANDORA’S MOTH: THEY’RE BACK!
The Sheet, July 29, 2017, PDF, p. 4.

Fascinating.

 

 

Insect Population Crash
Leaf Beetles in Germany

Leaf beetles: Even a tiny dose of pesticide will impair reproduction,
BIELEFELD UNIVERSITY, July 31, 2017.

 

 

 

July 5

The Bugs are Hunting the Birds
Cats are chasing Dogs around?

Praying mantises hunt down birds worldwide,
UNIVERSITY OF BASEL, July 4, 2017.

Bird News

 

 

 

June 3

The Thinking Spider's Web

 

The Thoughts of a Spiderweb,
Quanta, May 23, 2017.

 

June 26

High Sierra Forests Suffering

Bark beetle infestation continues to threaten Tahoe-Truckee forests,
Sierra Sun, June 24, 2017.

 

 

May 9 

Noise pollution from gas compressors changes abundance of insects, spiders,
FLORIDA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, May 9, 2017.

 

 

 

SPRING 2017
EXTREME MOSQUITO THREAT

Mosquitoes surge after rain and heat in Northern California
Sac Bee, May 4, 2017.

Also See
Mosquito News

Health and Fitness

 

 

April 10 

Bugs
Some bed bugs show early signs of resistance to 2 common insecticides,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, April 10, 2017.

 

April 6 

House fly mortality by artificial sweetener: Starvation, not toxicity,
ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, April 5, 2017. 

 

 

March 14, 2017

Spiders eat 400-800 million tons of prey every year,
UNIVERSITY OF BASEL, March 14, 2017.

 

Flies and bees act like plant cultivators,
UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH, March 14, 2017.

 

Survival instinct, not family bonds, weave massive spider colonies together,
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, March 7, 2017. 

 

 

Convergent con artists: How rove beetles keep evolving into army ant parasites,

CELL PRESS, March 9, 2017.

 

 

An astounding number of insects migrate overhead,
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE, December 22, 2016.

Mass insect migrations in UK skies,
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, December 22, 2016. 

 

 

Common insecticides are riskier than thought to predatory insects,
PENN STATE, December 7, 2016.

 

 

Jumping spiders can hear sound without eardrums,
Binghamton University, October 31, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flying jewels spell death for tarantulas: 
Study of a North American spider fly genus
,
 Pensoft Publishers, October 5, 2016.

 

 

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