Meet and interact with a tarantula from Chile, a scorpion from Asia, a millipede from Africa, and roaches from Madagascar, among other native arthropods.
Cochineal colored everything from New Mexican santos and Navajo rugs to the British redcoats and Van Gogh’s vineyards.
The humble bug that feeds on prickly pears in Oaxaca, Mexico, traveled across oceans and continents, to Europe and Asia and back to the East Coast before traders and the railroad brought it to New Mexico. As familiar in lipstick as it is in Rio Grande weavings, the homely bug literally fired the world.
Join us in welcoming UF's Entomology Department and their bugs!
When: Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM
Where: Hawthorne Library
If you would like more information about the UF Bug Farm you can visit: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/InsectID/index.html
Here are some bugs native to Florida!
Bees and Wasps (Hymenoptera) Beetles (Coleoptera) Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera)
Dragonflies and Damselflies (Odonata) Flies and Mosquitoes (Diptera) Grasshoppers and Crickets
True Bugs (Hemiptera/Homoptera)
Watch some interesting videos of bugs around the world!