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  • Yes, they can bite. Not a big deal, but it can be surprising! If you just let them run across your hand without actually getting hold of them, they are less likely to try and bite.

    Caterpillar Hunter - Duration: 0:56.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,884 views
    This short clip shows a large species of ground beetle (family Carabidae) called a Caterpillar Hunter (Calosoma genus). These 1" beetles are common on the forest floor in Kentucky where they hunt f...
  • Annual Cicada - Duration: 0:52.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,253 views
    This short clip shows multiple views of an annual cicada, genus Tibicen. Unlike periodical cicadas, annual cicadas are seen every summer in Kentucky. They are also larger. Read more about the diffe...
  • Kentucky Scorpion with Scorplings - Duration: 1:00.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,783 views
    This short clip shows a Kentucky scorpion with newly born baby scorpions ("scorplings") on her back. This is Vejovis carolinianus, AKA the Southern Devil Scorpion, which is the only scorpion specie...
  • North American Millipede - Duration: 1:01.

    • 3 years ago
    • 1,478 views
    The North American Millipede, Narceus americanus, is the largest millipede found in Kentucky. This short video shows one of these creatures that has just shed its skin. Read more about the North Am...
  • Bed Bug Feeding - Duration: 0:32.

    • 3 years ago
    • 506 views
    Time lapse view of bed bug feeding action.
  • Bed Bug Behavior - Duration: 0:17.

    • 3 years ago
    • 812 views
    Bed bug on the move
  • Make sure to use a camera with a macro setting. Our Kodak Zi8 has a good setting for this. Also: when the mantid is feeding, it is distracted, and more likely to let you get close to it!

    Praying Mantis, Feeding - University of Kentucky Entomology - Duration: 0:41.

    • 4 years ago
    • 2,098 views
    Praying Mantis feeding on an adult mealworm beetle. Pretty gruesome, but shows the intricate mouthparts of the mantis. This is a Chinese Mantis, I think. The video was shot several years ago (20...
  • Release of Tagged Monarch Butterfly - Duration: 0:34.

    • 3 years ago
    • 133 views
    This quick video shows the release of a tagged Monarch Butterfly. The tag is a small sticker with a unique number. If this butterfly arrives in Mexico this winter, scientists there can look at the ...
  • Thanks! Our student worker Caitlin Stamper shot this video.

    Giant Water Bug - Duration: 7:12.

    • 3 years ago
    • 5,407 views
    This video shows the feeding behavior of the Giant Water Bug, Lethocerus americanus. It is an aquatic ambush predator that feeds on insects, worms, and even small vertebrates like fish and tadpoles...
  • Kentucky Scorpion - University of Kentucky Entomology - Duration: 1:12.

    • 4 years ago
    • 5,575 views
    Native Kentucky Scorpion, Vejovis carolinianus. For more information: http://www.uky.edu/Ag/CritterFiles/casefile/relatives/sco...

    Called the Southern Devil Scorpion, this is th...
  • Bugs All Day 2010, Tom Myers - University of Kentucky Entomology - Duration: 2:40.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,424 views
    Bugs-All-Day is an annual Spring event hosted by the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology at the Explorium of Lexington. This clip shows Tom Myers from All-Rite Pest Control in Lexingto...
  • European Pine Sawfly - University of Kentucky Entomology - Duration: 0:57.

    • 4 years ago
    • 1,863 views
    European Pine Sawfly. For more information: http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef410.asp

    This insect is a pest of urban pine trees. Although it looks like a moth or butterfly caterpilla...
  • AMCA Education Event 2010 - University of Kentucky Entomology - Duration: 9:32.

    • 4 years ago
    • 253 views
    Footage from the 2010 Youth Education event Hosted by AMCA (American Mosquito Control Association) and the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology. This year, the annual event was hosted a...
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