This video from Chicago in the USA says about itself:
Moths vs Butterflies
9 October 2013
Wherein we explore the order Lepidoptera!
Huge thanks to Jim Boone, collection manager of insects for making this episode possible. Check out his episode from the Chicago Adventure series!
Translated from the Dutch Butterfly Foundation:
Monday, March 30th, 2015
In Friesland for many years already there has been attention for moths. The regional Butterfly Working Group has been working for years at an overview of the Frisian moths. Now the provisional Atlas of the macro-moths is available digitally. In this atlas you can find distribution maps of all 674 (!) species known from the province. …
For those interested, the digital atlas is available by clicking on this link. Due to the size of the file (288 MB), it takes a while before it is loaded.
Translated from the Dutch Stichting ANEMOON marine biologists:
Sunday, March 29th, 2015
The marine splash midge Telmatogeton japonicus is found since 1963 in the Northwest European coastal waters. This insect, which is native to the area of Japan and Hawaii is a discreet but certainly interesting newcomer to our shores. Interesting, because the larvae live in our brackish and saline water. Precisely in that environment we see only very rarely and very few species of insects. Locally, on eg, buoys and wind turbines in the North Sea, this species has established itself massively.
This video shows a large earth bumblebee queen on crocus flowers and at work at her underground nest in the Netherlands.
This video from the USA says about itself:
Bee Sweet Promo
12 March 2015
By Elettra Wiedemann in the USA:
This 10-Year-Old Just Restored Our Hope For The Future
Mar 25, 2015 10:00 AM
There’s a major buzz developing around 10-year-old Mikaila Ulmer and her honey-sweetened lemonade business, BeeSweet Lemonade. I have to admit that when I watched the video, it almost brought me to tears — I mean, this little powerhouse is super inspiring! Not only has she launched a delicious beverage product to support her passion, she also gives back to her work force — bees — in a big way.
Here’s some background: Mikaila got freaked out by bees after she got strung a few times, but her family countered her fear by helping her to learn about the busy insects.
Mikaila became completely fascinated by bees (easy to do because bees are awesome) and decided to take action when she learned about their rapid and mysterious decline in recent years.
With her grandmother’s flaxseed honey lemonade recipe, and the support of her family, she launched BeeSweet Lemonade and devoted 20% of all proceeds in support of local and international efforts to save honeybees. Lucky for all of us, Mikaila’s grandmother’s recipe was so popular that it went from the local lemonade stand all the way to Whole Foods! If you have any doubt that this company has wings, FUBU CEO and founder Daymond John just agreed to invest $60,000 in her business when she went on Shark Tank (the episode aired on March 20).
Brava to Mikaila for her passion and for taking this big next step in growing her business!
This video is called Astonishing European Butterflies and Moths.
Translated from the Dutch butterfly foundation today:
Most of the butterflies that in recent weeks have been reported to Waarneming.nl and Telmee had wintered as butterflies and have emerged on the first sunny spring days. The brimstone is the most reported species (2000), followed by small tortoiseshell (1700), peacock butterfly (330), red admiral (290) and comma (180).
And now, species which had wintered while in the pupa stage have started emerging as well.
22 March 2015. To the botanical garden. On a smallish Eucalyptus tree in a pot in a hothouse, this adult giant prickly stick insect from Australia.
Before we had arrived at the garden, a song thrush sang from the top of a tree near a parking lot.
In the botanical garden, ring-necked parakeets flying and calling.
In the Victoria amazonica hothouse, we saw this gold-edged owl-butterfly. It was an old individual, with damaged wings.
First, we saw the upper side of its wings.
Then, the lower side.
Outside, bees had discovered the spring flowers.
This video shows a bumblebee on crocus flowers, early this spring.
15-year-old Jessica den Bol from the Netherlands made the video.