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  • Colorado Rainbow Scarab - Zoology Object (May 31, 2011)

    Posted 05/26/2011 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Up to a whopping 22 mm in length with bright metallic green coloration, the native Rainbow Scarab, Phanaeus vindex, is the largest and most spectacular of the about 90 dung beetle species inhabiting Colorado. It is rarely seen because it spends its time under cattle and bison dung pats worki…
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  • Jungle Butterflies

    Posted 05/02/2011 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Dr. Dean Fanara, a medical entomologist from Elk, Washington, donated 98 butterflies from the remote jungles of northeast Colombia that he had collected in 1966. Dr. Fanara had conducted research on malaria and Chagas disease for the Pan American Health Organization in the region of Puerto Rey…
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  • Jungle Butterfly - Zoology Object of the Week (May 1, 2011)

    Posted 04/30/2011 by Frank Krell | Comments
    In 1966, medical entomologist Dean Fanara, PhD, conducted research on malaria and Chagas disease in northeast Colombia for the Pan American Health Organization. It is the land of the Bari people who had defeated several Spanish expeditions in the 16th century. Dr. Fanara enjoyed his stay and m…
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  • Bed Bug Bite

    Posted 04/14/2011 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Bed Bugs are surging in the United States. Denver is one of the cities most affected by recent outbreaks of these blood-sucking insects. DMNS has produced a short video about the problem, the first Science Bite this year. Some more information about the problem can be found in the June/July nu…
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  • Denver Bed Bugs: Zoology Object of the Week (March 28, 2011)

    Posted 03/26/2011 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Bed bugs (Cimex lectularius Linnaeus, 1758) are a growing problem in Denver and many other cities in the United States. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases but suck blood from people and, once established, multiply rapidly. This sample was collected in October 2010 in a Denver apartment. The …
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  • North Korean beetles arrived at DMNS

    Posted 03/10/2011 by Frank Krell | Comments
    Through the effort and generosity of Denver resident Laurie Zeller, DMNS received a spectacular donation today. Phil Tates of New York donated his collection of 3,189 beetles from all over the world that had resided in Laurie's home for some time. The collection contains material from exotic p…
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