Odd Bug Out: A Leaf Insect Discovery
Originally posted on NC Museum of Natural Sciences Education Blog:
Every day amazing things are happening at the Museum, and one such thing happened on Monday. I received an email from Bill Reynolds, the Coordinator & Curator of the Arthropod Zoo, with the following text:
Subject: Odd bug in our stick insect colony!
WE have a male in one of our colonies!!!!
Thought it may be note worthy for the blog/twitter.
Of course when one receives an email like this one immediately goes in search of the source, and what I learned was pretty amazing. I knocked on the door and was led into the hustle and bustle of the Arthropod Zoo headquarters. Immediately, I am greeted by Bill, staff and intern. They were ready to reveal the mystery of the “odd bug”. They gently placed a container with leaf insects down in front of me, I looked closely and had to really focus to find the moving critters. A leaf insect is…
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