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Meligethes aeneus pollen beetles

Meligethes aeneus pollen beetles

During her research fellowship in Denmark, Emily Bick, Ph.D., BCE, translated research on the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus, called a glimmerbøsse in Danish. She found possible translations back to English htat included “glitter gay,” “sparkle gun,” and “glimmer cigarette,” but “glitter box” was the intended meaning. (Photo courtesy of Emily Bick, Ph.D., BCE)

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