Tag Archives: insects

Co-Extinction and the Case of American Chestnut and the Greater Chestnut Weevil (Curculio caryatrypes)

A problem to take seriously. Continue reading

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Beetles and Ants: Strange Bedfellows?

Museum insect-collection manager François Génier writes about insects that live among ants, especially beetles. One such beetle species, Cryptocephalomorpha genieri, was observed in Africa for the first time by François. Continue reading

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Preparing an Educational Activity Takes Imagination in Action!

Trapped! introduced our visitors to the world of insects. Step behind the scenes with Catherine Bouchard to learn how she created this activity. Continue reading

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Ants: A Long Journey from Arizona to Ottawa

Live ants travelled more than 4000 km to the Canadian Museum of Nature, where you can see them in the exhibition Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants starting on July 26, 2013. Catherine Couture tells us why we had to go so far to get them. Continue reading

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