Tag Archives: rare invertebrates

One man’s trash is another beetle’s treasure

I recently read a blog post by the Woodland Trust about how important dead wood, and leaving it in the forest, is for biodiversity. Think about walking through a forest and how many plants, mushrooms, and insects you can see … Continue reading

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Connecting the dots

Habitats change over time: flowers bloom, turn to fruit, and then die; leaves go from green to brown; bare patches of ground made by gophers get covered in grasses; pools once teeming with plants dry up; wildfires periodically turn lush … Continue reading

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Rare butterflies and common bulldozers, an unlikely match

Because of my work showing how disturbance (i.e. trails created by hikers and bikers as well as scraping the ground with man or machine) creates more habitat for the Ohlone tiger beetles, I love to see studies showing similar results. … Continue reading

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Finding and saving the Tree Lobsters

I was giddy with excitement when I read this story last week. Not only did the world become MORE biodiverse when a small population of insects presumed extinct were found on a rock in the middle of the Tasman sea, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Beetles In The Bush:
Sorry about the noisy video – it was shot in one of our walk-in growth chambers with fans going full-bore! Anyway, the video shows a couple of mating pairs of Cylindera celeripes (swift…

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Raise the roof! and save rare insects

We need to halt the loss of species, right? Right. We should start building more sustainably to both reduce habitat destruction and create new habitat. It would be a giant waste of energy and resources to tear down and rebuild unsustainable buildings. … Continue reading

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