Nutritional Symbionts: Why Some Insects Don’t Have to Eat Their Vegetables

aphids

While many animals, like humans, consume a varied diet to get their necessary nutrition, some insects have learned how to cheat the system and can extract nourishment from a nutritionally poor food source through symbioses with microbial symbionts. These symbionts can be different types of bacteria, yeasts, or protozoans and are found in many different insect groups.

Photographing Spiders in Singapore: A Night Hike With Photographer Nicky Bay

Nephila-pilipes

By Laura Kraft This post is the 10th and final chapter in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See all posts from the “Travel Bug” series. “Here, stand right here and look back there. You […]

Growing Rice in the Spice Islands: Pesticide Resistance and Regulation in Indonesia

Yohanes Andi Trisyono

By Laura Kraft This post is the ninth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. A few years ago, Yohanes Andi Trisyono, Ph.D., of the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in […]

Avoiding the Outbreak of Mosquito-Borne Diseases in Malaysia

macaques in malaysia

By Laura Kraft This post is the eighth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. The Fifth Malaria I can imagine the scene. An American surveyor traipsing through the […]

Walking With the Butterflies in Taiwan’s Maolin Valley

crow butterflies

By Laura Kraft This post is the seventh in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. Late January in the Northern Hemisphere means cooler temperatures, but it was nothing new […]