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A mantisfly, which looks like a cross between a Praying Mantid and a wasp, with some dragonfly thrown in. This one was collected in Madison on June 29, 2016. Adults eat other insects. The really interesting biology is in the larval stages, many of which specialize in penetrating spider egg sacs and eating the spider eggs. ... See moreSee less

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Steve Rietz added a new photo to UW-Madison Department of Entomology's timeline — in Lake Mills, Wisconsin.

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UW-Madison Department of EntomologyLooks like a common species of moth known as the "Virginia Ctenucha" (Ctenucha virginica). You can find additional information about this species at this website:

Species Ctenucha virginica - Virginia Ctenucha - Hodges#8262 - BugGuide.Net22 hours ago   ·  3

Steve RietzThank you!

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Chris BohnerIt's a bug that flies

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UW-Madison Department of Entomology shared UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences's photo.

Entomologist PJ Liesch recently visited Minocqua and Kemp Natural resources station to talk about insects.
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P.J. Liesch, of the UW-Madison Department of Entomology and UW Colleges / UW-Extension, recently taught kids about insects at the Kemp Natural Resources Station! Check out great photos from event host Minocqua Public Library:

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Fall 2011 EGSA Kinney Merit Award - Ken Frost

Congratulations to Ken Frost from the Groves lab!  Ken is the recipient of the Fall 2011 Kinney Merit Award.  The award will support Ken for part of the costs of publishing in the Journal of Economic Entomology.


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