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California Invertebrates

I am working on a section for a chapter of a book about California Ecosystems. This book will consist of different chapters for the different ecosystems in California, which include information on the biodiversity present in those ecosystems, but there … Continue reading

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Move over! You’re stealin’ my food!

When a population of a species gets big, sometimes the individuals of the same species will compete for food- causing their fellow species members to die. This is called negative density-dependence. Basically, when the density (e.g. number of tiger beetles … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Beetles In The Bush:
Seeing and photographing the beautifully black Prairie Tiger Beetles (Cicindelidia obsoleta vulturina) in southwestern Oklahoma was a lot of fun, but by Day 5 I was ready to look for one of my top goals for the trip—Cicindelidia politula (Limestone…

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More cool tiger beetle pics from Beetles in the Bush!

The very dirty tiger.

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Amazing tiger beetle photos from Beetles in the Bush!

Unexpected visitors.

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How does recreation affect the Ohlone tiger beetle’s behavior? Mate guarding!

In a previous post on recreation and the Ohlone tiger beetle, I talked about how hikers and bikers are important in creating open, bare ground habitat for the beetles to hunt and find mates. While this is very true, I … Continue reading

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Ohlone tiger beetle: top predator!

Carnage! That is what I saw today in the field. Tiger beetles are top predators in the insect community, making them very important. Tiger beetles have been called “indicator species“, meaning they can indicate the health of an ecosystem. In … Continue reading

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