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Giant black widow spider & ant come eye-to-eye: surprising result

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One of my hobbies is gardening, which helps keeps one’s sanity amongst all the grant writing, etc. However, I have a tough time leaving the science behind when I go out into the garden so sometimes I give in and go all science nerd in the garden. I’ve been doing a series on my blog …

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Syrphid flies engaged in Batesian mimicry: striking iPhone zoom pics

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My garden was teaming this weekend with what seemed to be tiny wasps. I was impressed with their numbers in the hundreds at any one time, and they seemed really hyper. See the image of one below that I captured on my iPhone camera. Note that interesting rainbow effect on the wings and the striking wing veins. What …

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