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Bug Gwen
Works at Get Your Nature Geek On
Attended Uniramia University
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A little moment of #NatureZen for your Friday.
These little bees make their nest in an unusual place
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WHOA.
This picture of two mating insects comes with an unexpected twist. The one on top is a female, and she has a penis. The one on the bottom is a male, and he has the equivalent of a vagina. During se...
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Mind-blowing!!!
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In my latest for +WIRED, I just plain old ran out of euphemisms for maggots.  Image omitted for the squeamish :)
Maggots can generate their own heat. How does that affect determination of time of death in forensics?
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Thanks to +failblog, I think we have identified the cause of print media decline.
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Another Drone gone rogue?
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"After every time the word "mammoth" appears, will be inserted "as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field".  IN A STATE LAW.
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Mammoth stupidity...or should I say "mammoth as created on the Sixth Day with the other beasts of the field stupidity"? 
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If you have a little extra cash, I hope you will please contribute! Brendan is an entomology graduate student that needs a little medical help. 
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Oh, here we go. An image for a forensic story that won't gross everyone out. http://www.wired.com/2014/04/maggots-bring-the-heat/
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Gud un!
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Being a woman on the internet, episode 2963
Yesterday, I learned that GoDaddy released personally identifiable information about me to a spammer troll. You see, it all started way back in August of 2011 when I got a dodgy-looking email from ...
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Wow. The response at the bottom didn't address the fact that this dude somehow got her name and photo.. The fuck??
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So! Cool! Fossil leaf cutter bees. 
The La Brea asphalt seeps are practically synonymous with megafauna. Sculptures of American lions and scrapping Smilodon draw visitors into the on-site Page Museum, well-stocked with Ice Age celebr...
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So very well preserved, I was amazed with the side-by-side comparison.
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A nice overview of the Facebook debacle, but I think the author is overly gentle with FB. Of course, my viewpoint as mgr. of several nonprofit channels is biased :)
Every Page on Facebook wants everything they post shown to everyone. But people only read a limited amount of News Feed per day. There simply isn't room for..
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I've found that my feed on FB got sort of homogeneous.  I went in and changed who I subscribed to and that helped give more variety. But over time seems that I only saw the same people who I normally interacted with. Sometimes you really do want to see the braindead posts from some of your distant idiot friends so you can be amused that they don't really know your comments are trolling them :)
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Have them in circles
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Entomologist, blogger, nerd, insect freak
Skills
Insect Punditry, Entomology
Employment
  • Get Your Nature Geek On
    Thinkomancer, 2010 - present
    I run a small company with a focus on building websites for scientists and nature centers. http://naturegeek.me
  • Wired.com
    Bugologist, 2013 - present
    I write stuff about insects.
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Gwen Pearson, Bug Girl, Bug G. Membracid
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Entomologist. Educator. Writer. Nerd.
Introduction

Bug is the pseudonym of entomologist Gwen Pearson. She wrote online for many years under this name, since as a state employee her ability to rant, rave, and discuss insects using her real name was limited.

Gwen specializes in helping nature centers and scientists with online communication, and is available for consulting on web design, social media stragegy, and general pontification. She also is a writer for Wired.

#entomology
#insects
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#agriculture

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Blogging about bugs since before you were born. I write for Wired!
Education
  • Uniramia University
    Entomology
  • Homoptera High School