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Jun. 29, 2011

Bug Bytes - Gaga for Bugs

by The Bug Chicks

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Photo credit: TJ Sengel

Pop artists get all the glory when it comes to dazzling performances and fabulous costumes - but the insects did it first! In this episode of Bug Bytes, we explore performance art in the insect world. It's insects and art like you've never heard it! (original post June 2010)
 

Photos and Cool Links:

http://www.mnh.si.edu/highlight/cicadas/pages/tymbal.htm

http://www.ars.usda.gov/sp2userfiles/person/3559/soundlibrary.html

Heller, KG, Krahe R. 1994. Sound Production and hearing in the pyralid moth Symmoracma minoralis. J Exp Biol. 187 (1):101-11.

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About The Bug Chicks

Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks. They each have Masters Degrees in Entomology and love to teach people about insects and spiders.

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