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Articles tagged Beetles: 4

  • Today I saw this year's first Japanese Beetles in City Park's rose garden next to the Museum. Japanese Beetles (Popillia japonica; length about 10 mm, 3/8 inch) are an invasive horticultural pest that should not be here and should not be able to survive in Colorado's dry climate. They arrived in 191…
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  • New Caledonia is a biodiversity hotspot, with a high number of endemic species, many of which living in very small areas. Go to another mountain, or just a few miles to another valley, and you might find a different set of species. Since the early 2000s, Dr Jörn Theuerkauf from the Museum and Instit…
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  • Hundred and ten years ago, The Nature-Study Review published the opinion that “To-day it is almost beyond the bounds of human possibility that a child should discover an unknown fact in the sciences”. The great Colorado naturalist Theodore Cockerell countered right away: “So far is this from being t…
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  • Today was the official opening of a new exhibition in the Special Collections room of University of Colorado's Norlin Library: A New Objectivity: Ernst Jünger and Albert Renger-Patzsch. Ernst Jünger (1895-1998) was a famous German writer, philosopher, and beetle collector. A shot in the head in Worl…
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