Tagged: Invertebrates

An overview of Forensic Entomology

An overview of Forensic Entomology

Forensic entomology is the use of insects as evidence in legal cases. There are numerous applications for such evidence, for example, as cruelty indicators in animal welfare cases, and perhaps most notably as...

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Photograph Showing Sniffer Bees being Trained (Courtesy of Rothamsted Research Ltd)

Sniffer Bees

The concept Since the 1990’s, researchers have explored the viability of training bees and wasps to detect – and indicate the presence of – particular ‘target’ odours. Though there are numerous potential applications...

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So, what are Bee-flies all about?

A few days ago I went for a very nice walk around a nearby reservoir in what was unseasonably very warm sunshine. The warmth and light had predictably brought all the insects out...

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Christian Rosenbaum

A Quick Guide to- the Goldenrod Crab Spider

The goldenrod crab spider, also known as the flower crab spider, Misumena vatia, captured my attention when I learnt of its colour changing ability. Such an unusual trait for a British spider, I...

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