If you somehow are not already in love with bark beetles, we self-interestedly recommend this wonderful new book: The Surprising Lives of Bark Beetles, by Jiri Hulcr and Marc Abrahams.
What more pleasing guide could one have to the cockroaches of Australia than one of the scientists who was awarded the 2011 Ig Nobel prize for biology, for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer bottle? David Rentz, who shared that Ig Nobel Prize with Darryl Gwynne, has written […]
Robert Krulwich wrote an essay about the beetles/bottles discovery that resulted in the 2011 Ig Nobel biology prize. That prize was awarded to Darryl Gwynne (of CANADA and AUSTRALIA and the UK and the USA) and David Rentz (of AUSTRALIA and the USA) for discovering that a certain kind of beetle mates with a certain kind of Australian beer […]
A new appreciation of how beetles appreciate fluids: “Female Callosobruchus Maculatus Mate When They are Thirsty: Resource-rich Ejaculates as Mating Effort in a Beetle,” Martin Edvardsson, Animal Behaviour, vol. 74, no. 2, August 2007, pp. 183-8. (Thanks to Kit Howard for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, at Uppsala University and the University of […]