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Butterflies and music: Malcolm McLaren, Madame Butterfly 08.09.2012 16:47 Lev Bely

Once upon a time Malcolm McLaren presented to Britain a punk rock band Sex Pistols, and himself either performed rather provocative for England as he was especially well-known for being pretty progressive and innovative as to the music or art in ...

08.09.2012 16:47 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: Malcolm McLaren, Madame Butterfly

Once upon a time Malcolm McLaren presented to Britain a punk rock band Sex Pistols, and himself either performed rather provocative for England as he was especially ...

Forest Zoology, Hunting and Entomology Museum, Saint Petersburg 06.09.2012 22:30 Lev Bely

One more butterfly hunting season is nearly over and it gradually turnes into home sessions with sorting the stuff, repairing nets and studying identification guides. But also this is the perfect time for visiting museums where the season is open ...

06.09.2012 22:30 Lev Bely, Forest Zoology, Hunting and Entomology Museum, Saint Petersburg

One more butterfly hunting season is nearly over and it gradually turnes ...

Butterflies and music: Tambok, Papilion 02.09.2012 16:10 Lev Bely

Philippine (supposedly) band Tambok and the Papilion song, kind of those that stick in your head once heard. Tak ma bok bok! Tambok, Papilion

02.09.2012 16:10 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: Tambok, Papilion

Philippine (supposedly) band Tambok and the Papilion song, kind of those ...

Ships in Maritimes are being searched for invasive moth 01.09.2012 22:31 Lev Bely

Federal inspectors in Halifax, Canada, search 2—3 ships a week checking for signs of invasive Asian gipsy moth (@@Lymantria dispar@@). This supposedly can do serious damage to Maritime forests. The checking procedure may take place only at the ...

01.09.2012 22:31 Lev Bely, Ships in Maritimes are being searched for invasive moth

Federal inspectors in Halifax, Canada, search 2—3 ships a week ...

Butterflies and music: Celtic Woman 01.09.2012 14:53 Lev Bely

Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt performing “The Butterfly” (Celtic Woman, 2005). Celtic Woman, The Butterfly

01.09.2012 14:53 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: Celtic Woman

Irish musical ensemble Celtic Woman and fiddler Máiréad Nesbitt ...

“Butterfly Pavilion” is to open on Macau, China 28.04.2012 21:04 Lev Bely

“The Magic of Butterfly Reinvention at MGM” is the first butterfly exhibition on Macau, China, to open on May, 16th in a new “Butterfly Pavilion” built at the MGM Macau resort. During the next six months the exhibition will be displaying ...

29.08.2012 21:52 Lev Bely, “Butterfly Pavilion” is to open on Macau, China

Over 200,000 people visited “The Magic of Butterfly Reinvention at ...

Deudorix isocrates endamages pomegranate crops in India 29.08.2012 21:14 Lev Bely

Cultivating pomegranate in India is a quite profitable business. In recent years this has been rapidly developing and being intensified with considerable irrigation entailed increase in pests. One of the most harmful is a gossamer-winged ...

29.08.2012 21:14 Lev Bely, Deudorix isocrates endamages pomegranate crops in India

Cultivating pomegranate in India is a quite profitable business. In ...

Butterflies and music: Blowfly, Butterfly 26.08.2012 13:08 Lev Bely

Beside that this ace song “Butterfly” by an American comedian and songwriter Clarence Reid (Blowfly) will surely rock an entomologist's day as well as one of any other 'ist, it also mentions animals and by that gives us all infinite pleasure. ...

28.08.2012 0:18 Peter Khramov, Butterflies and music: Blowfly, Butterfly

Splendid. Even better considering that was in 1973.

Butterflies and music: Blue Butterfly, Poison Planet 25.08.2012 13:10 Lev Bely

Let's start the weekend with a song 'Poison Planet' by a Brazilian electronic band Blue Butterfly, playing cyberpunk, gothic, dark and industrial music. Blue Butterfly, Poison Planet (Poison Planet, 2008)

25.08.2012 13:10 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: Blue Butterfly, Poison Planet

Let's start the weekend with a song 'Poison Planet' by a Brazilian ...

It's butterfly time: family program in Pennsylvania and Westonbirt Arboretum’s Treefest, UK 22.08.2012 21:03 Lev Bely

This Saturday, August 25th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Upper Schuylkill Valley Park in Royersford, Pennsylvania (US), hosts an annual butterfly celebration to come all the family. Come here to know more about lepidoptera life cycle and plants they're ...

22.08.2012 21:03 Lev Bely, It's butterfly time: family program in Pennsylvania and Westonbirt Arboretum’s Treefest, UK

This Saturday, August 25th, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Upper Schuylkill Valley ...

Butterflies and music: Butterflies from the movie Rozygrysh 19.08.2012 13:27 Lev Bely

Today we've got another trio, also performing butterflies. Dmitry Kharatyan, Alexandr Zhiltsov and Nikolai Konstantinov singing “Butterflies” from the good movie Rozygrysh (Vladimir Menshov, 1976). “Butterflies” from the movie Rozygrysh

19.08.2012 13:27 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: Butterflies from the movie Rozygrysh

Today we've got another trio, also performing butterflies. Dmitry ...

Fukushima butterflies: nuclear disaster after-effects 17.08.2012 22:33 Lev Bely

The Fukushima 2011 nuclear disaster caused abnormalities in butterfly species on site, reporting a group of Japanese researches. “We conclude that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima (No. 1) nuclear power plant caused physiological and ...

19.08.2012 11:57 Lev Bely, Fukushima butterflies: nuclear disaster after-effects

Whipped away from tests to Vladivostok.

Butterflies and music: Papillon Swing Trio 18.08.2012 15:54 Lev Bely

Italian band Papillon Swing Trio performs music from the movie Latcho drom (Tony Gatlif, 1993). Papillon Swing Trio, Tchavolo Swing

18.08.2012 15:54 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: Papillon Swing Trio

Italian band Papillon Swing Trio performs music from the movie Latcho drom ...

Butterflies and music: a-ha 14.08.2012 13:23 Lev Bely

Norwegian band a-ha and Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah), 2010. a-ha, Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah)

14.08.2012 13:23 Lev Bely, Butterflies and music: a-ha

Norwegian band a-ha and Butterfly, Butterfly (The Last Hurrah), ...

New website rubric: Butterflies and music 12.08.2012 20:18 Lev Bely

Butterflies were sung of quite a few times, and some pieces made fairly well. Loads of beautiful music all around, of which good share honours butterflies. The new website rubric tagged music will feature musicians and bands that named themselves, ...

14.08.2012 2:47 Peter Khramov, New website rubric: Butterflies and music

More! More!

World versus The Moth: part 7. Resurrection. 12.08.2012 16:03 Lev Bely

Dogs are known to be rather brainy. Seems not that much to beat the samurai resurrected of the dead (see part 6). So this Irish terrier fails to catch... an idea. Argh.

12.08.2012 16:03 Lev Bely, World versus The Moth: part 7. Resurrection.

Dogs are known to be rather brainy. Seems not that much to beat the ...

Entomology job and education: tropical greenhouse, New Zealand forests and Université de Lausanne grants 09.08.2012 16:01 Lev Bely

Biologist, tropical greenhouse Fitness House Group of Companies (Russia, Saint Petersburg) has an opening for a biologist to keep a tropical greenhouse. Duties include care for greenhouse butterflies and plants, leading excursions for visitors, ...

09.08.2012 16:01 Lev Bely, Entomology job and education: tropical greenhouse, New Zealand forests and Université de Lausanne grants

Biologist, tropical greenhouse Fitness House Group of Companies ...

Fractionator: washing and drying insects 02.08.2012 14:56 Lev Bely

A video from the Smithsonian Institution on how to wash and dry small and large insects of different species using fractionator. This might be useful for preparing insects caught in Malaise traps and pan traps. Subtitles added (the CC button).

02.08.2012 14:56 Lev Bely, Fractionator: washing and drying insects

A video from the Smithsonian Institution on how to wash and dry small and ...

Caterpillars in the garden — friends or enemies? 30.07.2012 19:15 Lev Bely

Those who do love to work in the garden or grow plants on a balcony, for to enjoy seasonally with a cheery, vivid greenery, sooner or later have to deal with some kind of a pest. The latter, as a rule, vexatiously damages the best and abundantly ...

31.07.2012 0:07 Peter Khramov, Caterpillars in the garden — friends or enemies?

Jaws (1975).

Moths at Midnight at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, Minnesota, July 28th 25.07.2012 21:57 Lev Bely

This Saturday, July 28th, Prairie Wetlands Learning Center arranges a short learning class named Moths at Midnight. This will take place in Minnesota (US), near Fergus Falls, from 10 to 11:30 p.m. Apparently, moths are not as popular as their ...

25.07.2012 22:23 Peter Khramov, Moths at Midnight at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, Minnesota, July 28th

America is ahead of the rest, again.

Notes about Phuket Butterfly Garden, Thailand 25.04.2012 21:00 Alex Dumchus

Phuket Butterfly Garden Once during our trip in Phuket we got an idea to go see Phuket Butterfly Garden being allured by an advertisement which read it was a world's best one with over 40 species of butterfly mated there. Yet before we asked a ...

25.07.2012 16:10 Peter Khramov, Notes about Phuket Butterfly Garden, Thailand

Few days ago the post was updated with photos.

Beauty and Nature: Scott sisters' drawings exhibition at the Tweed River Art Gallery, Australia 24.07.2012 15:46 Lev Bely

Tweed River Art Gallery (Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia) presents a new exhibition for insect lovers named Beauty and Nature: Art of the Scott sisters. There you can see butterflies and moths, caterpillars and plants depicted in paintings and ...

24.07.2012 15:46 Lev Bely, Beauty and Nature: Scott sisters' drawings exhibition at the Tweed River Art Gallery, Australia

Tweed River Art Gallery (Murwillumbah, NSW, Australia) presents a new ...

Two butterfly walks this Sunday, July 15th 12.07.2012 14:36 Lev Bely

So when it's the best time to slack off? Summer, obviously. The thing is that how to do it featly, even making some use of it. Butterfly walk might be the best activity of the kind. Southborough Open Land Foundation arranges Butterfly Walk this ...

18.07.2012 22:54 Peter Khramov, Two butterfly walks this Sunday, July 15th

Not here again...

Monarch caterpillar removed from a pesticide label 14.07.2012 13:33 Lev Bely

Garden designer David Snow from Thousand Oaks, Southern California, US, insisted that monarch caterpillar (@@Danaus plexippus@@) would be removed from a pesticide label. David Snow considered it wrong that the chemical company Ortho put the ...

17.07.2012 19:56 Alexander Birukov, Monarch caterpillar removed from a pesticide label

Caterpillars actually can be rather harmful, not too much though. Last ...

World versus The Moth: part 6. Revenge. 13.07.2012 20:28 Lev Bely

On Friday the 13th evil shall triumph, so does it, and the hero is to die, alas. However, no one can win all the time, like in the previous part 5, if it's fair and square. This Australian emerald-spotted tree frog was quite fast and sure-handed, no ...

13.07.2012 22:16 Peter Khramov, World versus The Moth: part 6. Revenge.

Nice to watch before bed.

The world's smallest moth at Bohart Museum of Entomology, California, USA 10.07.2012 16:28 Lev Bely

Supposedly, the smallest moth in the world is now at Bohart Museum of Entomology, University of California, Davis. The other day senior museum scientist Steve Heydon was sorting insects collected during his expedition to the Democratic Republic of ...

10.07.2012 16:28 Lev Bely, The world's smallest moth at Bohart Museum of Entomology, California, USA

Supposedly, the smallest moth in the world is now at Bohart Museum of ...

Diamondback moths are sterilized to reduce crop loss 02.07.2012 22:20 Lev Bely

The British company Oxitec “updated” diamondback moths (@@Plutella xylostella@@) by sterilizing males to reduce crop loss. Oxitec researchers made genetically modified sterile males which are to mate with non-laboratory, “wild” females of ...

02.07.2012 22:20 Lev Bely, Diamondback moths are sterilized to reduce crop loss

The British company Oxitec “updated” diamondback moths (Plutella ...

Silk moth male antennae for a new bomb detector 27.06.2012 22:21 Lev Bely

Bombs and other explosives leave around an invisible chemical trace. In airports and other common places these microparticles, which dangling in the air, are detected by security dogs which has a special, trained nose. Yet such dogs are rather ...

28.06.2012 0:04 Peter Khramov, Silk moth male antennae for a new bomb detector

Perfect male!

Butterflies of Karura forest, Nairobi, Kenya 25.06.2012 21:27 Lev Bely

There is an amazing place near Nairobi, the capital of Kenya — Karura forest recently opened to visitors. Kenyan photographer Karue Wachira made pictures of the forest butterflies, which can be seen today at The Butterflies of Karura Forest 2012 ...

25.06.2012 21:27 Lev Bely, Butterflies of Karura forest, Nairobi, Kenya

There is an amazing place near Nairobi, the capital of Kenya — Karura ...

World versus The Moth: part 5. Housework. 24.06.2012 20:31 Lev Bely

Unlike the preceding part 4, today's even fight one on one nearly ended in victory, save suddenly the near-winner got disloyally attacked from the rear. Confidence lost and the strong, powerful opponent has helplessly run off. If perpetual dominance ...

24.06.2012 20:31 Lev Bely, World versus The Moth: part 5. Housework.

Unlike the preceding part 4, today's even fight one on one nearly ended in ...

Ohio moths: Actias luna, the Luna Moth 21.06.2012 22:21 Lev Bely

Moths are as marvelously diverse as wrongly misattended. They get rare minutes of fame when we enjoy our tea outside in summer accompanied by their shadows fluttering around lights. In fact, in the animal world those slight shadows play a role way ...

22.06.2012 0:45 Lev Bely, Ohio moths: Actias luna, the Luna Moth

Blocked.

Entomology job: Butterfly Conservation, Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, North Dakota State University 19.06.2012 0:57 Lev Bely

Senior Supporter Officer for Butterfly Conservation, Dorset Butterfly Conservation’s Head Office in Dorset (UK) has an opening for a Senior Supporter Officer. Butterfly Conservation is a leading wildlife charity working to conserve ...

19.06.2012 0:57 Lev Bely, Entomology job: Butterfly Conservation, Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, North Dakota State University

Senior Supporter Officer for Butterfly Conservation, Dorset Butterfly ...

Two butterfly exhibitions: Cumberland House Natural History Museum and Connemara National Park 15.06.2012 19:07 Lev Bely

In Cumberland House Natural History Museum things go normally just as butterflies keep emerging from their cocoons. This process will last May to September in the museum butterfly house where a permanent high temperature kept. Other museum joys ...

15.06.2012 19:07 Lev Bely, Two butterfly exhibitions: Cumberland House Natural History Museum and Connemara National Park

In Cumberland House Natural History Museum things go normally just as ...

University of Utah study: young moth males go for females and fail 14.06.2012 0:20 Lev Bely

Moths, like many other insects, are led by smells when they seek for food, egg-laying site and, certainly, a mate. University of Utah recent research reveals how moth males prepare themselves to take a flight towards females that effuse ...

14.06.2012 0:20 Lev Bely, University of Utah study: young moth males go for females and fail

Moths, like many other insects, are led by smells when they seek for ...

World versus The Moth: part 4. Penguins. 11.06.2012 21:21 Lev Bely

Fail again! Swanky penguins literally lost their balance trying to catch a butterfly. Tailcoats off, hairdos ruined, someone had to take an unplanned dive, another got a dangerous peck from its neighbour. Guys just should've have checked up ...

12.06.2012 1:17 Peter Khramov, World versus The Moth: part 4. Penguins.

Looking forward to the next series :--)

Ted Edwards, the taxonomist, on Australian moths and profession 11.06.2012 20:06 Lev Bely

Ted Edwards was so earnest in studying taxonomy that eventually appeared to be a honorary fellow of the Australian National Insect Collection and was also named on the Queen's Birthday Honours list for the services to taxonomy. Over 50 years Ted ...

11.06.2012 20:06 Lev Bely, Ted Edwards, the taxonomist, on Australian moths and profession

Ted Edwards was so earnest in studying taxonomy that eventually appeared ...

List of Russian entomology universities 08.06.2012 23:40 Lev Bely

Below you may find the list of Russian universities which offer education in the field of entomology. If you feel like a certain Russian uni (college, academy) should be put in this list and you're sure it lacks such, please mention its name and ...

09.06.2012 20:46 Lev Bely, List of Russian entomology universities

Both added.

Entomology jobs: AgraQuest, Inc., Moscow Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Kansas State University 04.06.2012 18:31 Lev Bely

Scientist I — Insecticide/Nematicide Research & Commericialization, AgraQuest, Inc. (Davis, CA, US) Insects and mites cause significant crop losses in California, as well as other regions of the world. AgraQuest, Inc. is a successful ...

04.06.2012 18:31 Lev Bely, Entomology jobs: AgraQuest, Inc., Moscow Center of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Kansas State University

Scientist I — Insecticide/Nematicide Research & Commericialization, ...

Give moth a name! until June 1st in the Forest & Bird competition 29.05.2012 12:52 Lev Bely

The New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation Forest & Bird calls for help to name a newly discovered moth. This striped moth was found on the Denniston Plateau in March and still lacks a name. It was discovered during the ...

31.05.2012 18:51 Peter Khramov, Give moth a name! until June 1st in the Forest & Bird competition

Forest and bird!

World versus The Moth: part 3 26.05.2012 21:37 Lev Bely

Today the one eager to wrestle the moth is a lizard (see pt. 1 and 2. Bet on the moth's win, and you won't lose. The perfect one — mighty and powerful, neither superhero nor supermachine, just an ordinary Sphingidae. Hit but staying alive!

31.05.2012 18:48 Peter Khramov, World versus The Moth: part 3

Music is impressive indeed...

Entomology jobs: Moscow Butterfly House, Pest Management Institution and Auburn University 26.05.2012 20:01 Lev Bely

Entomologist for Moscow Butterfly House Moscow Butterfly House has an open Entomologist vacancy. He/she is expected to care of the House's insects such as spiders, bugs, lizards, cockroaches and others. The position implies 12 4-hour working days ...

26.05.2012 20:01 Lev Bely, Entomology jobs: Moscow Butterfly House, Pest Management Institution and Auburn University

Entomologist for Moscow Butterfly House Moscow Butterfly House has an ...

Butterfly House The Panhandle Butterfly House in Florida (USA) invites volunteers 26.05.2012 16:17 Lev Bely

The Butterfly House The Panhandle Butterfly House in Florida, USA, 24 May opened the new season. Butterflies are in abundance, but the guides do not suffice. Volunteers are needed to conduct tours and educational programs for visitors to the ...

26.05.2012 16:17 Lev Bely, Butterfly House The Panhandle Butterfly House in Florida (USA) invites volunteers

The Butterfly House The Panhandle Butterfly House in Florida, USA, ...

Maine needs butterfly surveyors 24.05.2012 21:07 Lev Bely

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is to teach state residents how to identify butterflies. Everyone is welcome to join a special butterfly identification training that starts off this June. Those who will take part are also ...

24.05.2012 21:07 Lev Bely, Maine needs butterfly surveyors

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is to teach state ...

Butterfly-shaped drone: the newest Israel's indoor surveillance project 22.05.2012 16:01 Lev Bely

Look back: your own home may host not only inobnoxious moths but also an insect drone watching you. Here it goes, latest Israel's indoor surveillance project — a small “butterfly” that weighs just 20 grams, a unique and perfect spy which has ...

22.05.2012 16:01 Lev Bely, Butterfly-shaped drone: the newest Israel's indoor surveillance project

Look back: your own home may host not only inobnoxious moths but also an ...

Entomology jobs: BASF, Astrakhan State University and The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center 19.05.2012 21:41 Lev Bely

BASF: Research Station Entomologist for the Agricultural Research Station in Dinuba, California BASF SE is the largest chemical company in the world headquartered in Germany. The BASF Group comprises subsidiaries and joint ventures in more than ...

19.05.2012 21:41 Lev Bely, Entomology jobs: BASF, Astrakhan State University and The Louisiana State University Agricultural Center

BASF: Research Station Entomologist for the Agricultural Research ...

Heliconius melpomene genome sequenced: butterflies crossbreed to survive 18.05.2012 16:43 Lev Bely

More than 70 scientists from 9 institutions including The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, sequenced the genome of the Postman butterfly (@@Heliconius melpomene@@), a favorite one among collectors and researchers since the very Victorian ...

18.05.2012 16:43 Lev Bely, Heliconius melpomene genome sequenced: butterflies crossbreed to survive

More than 70 scientists from 9 institutions including The Smithsonian ...

Largest butterfly migration recorded in Canada 16.05.2012 21:56 Lev Bely

Approximately 300 million red admiral (@@Vanessa atalanta@@) butterflies moved from Windsor (Canada, Ontario) to New Brunswick. Such a massive butterfly migration through Eastern Canada was caused by the unusually warm winter in North America. ...

16.05.2012 21:56 Lev Bely, Largest butterfly migration recorded in Canada

Approximately 300 million red admiral (Vanessa atalanta) butterflies ...

Dalceridae jewel caterpillars 14.05.2012 22:32 Lev Bely

Lately the web was charmed with photos of the amazing jewel caterpillar looking like a juicy, translucent, gelatinous gummy bear. One to be blamed is Gerardo Aizpuru, a scuba instructor and amateur wildlife photographer, who shot this caterpillar ...

15.05.2012 1:16 Peter Khramov, Dalceridae jewel caterpillars

Those ants behaved like country pooches, surrounded that jewel Dalceridae ...

London's Olympic Games spectators may suffer from oak processionary moth poisonous caterpillars 11.05.2012 20:21 Lev Bely

The Olympic Games may be ruined with bad guests that are expected to be there right in time. Whilst the authorities are settling up missile weapons on the city roofs to protect (everybody) against potential terrorist attacks, the real threat may ...

11.05.2012 22:53 Vasiliy Feoktistov, London's Olympic Games spectators may suffer from oak processionary moth poisonous caterpillars

I wonder if there is cow parsnip in the UK, ...

James Pearce's 16000 butterflies donated to the Natural History Museum of Utah 08.05.2012 21:31 Lev Bely

James Pearce's love with entomology began in his childhood when he was exploring Mill Creek Canyon with a gossamer net to find butterflies. Then his interest took him to study science and medicine particularly yet he didn't quit collecting ...

08.05.2012 21:31 Lev Bely, James Pearce's 16000 butterflies donated to the Natural History Museum of Utah

James Pearce's love with entomology began in his childhood when he was ...

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