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How science works. Failure to confirm the hypothesis does not equal failure of the experiment, though I'll admit it is extremely disappointing.
 
The wheat-aphid trial is an example of how science works.  It is about testing a hypothesis, not confirming a suspicion.  That's not research, that's religion. The outcomes of Rothamstead move us to the next step on cutting insecticide use in farming. Congratulations. 
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Sure, disappointing, but as you and the OP point out, science. All results are necessary to further research.
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Well, except that Lacewings are Neuropterans, not true flies- but this IS an amazing shot!!
 
The Brood

Every now and then I get lucky in the backyard, and today is no exception. I was out taking a spin around the yard with the dogs, and while checking my usual parasitic wasp hotspots, I stumbled upon this cluster of Lacewing Fly eggs on a Stephanotis leaf. I thought to myself that this would be a neat shot, since I haven't seen more than 3-4 eggs in a cluster before. Imagine my surprise when I dialed up 2:1 magnification on the MP-E 65mm lens and raised the viewfinder to my eye. There are newly hatched Aphid Lions (or mymphs) on these eggs!!!

So, here it is on what has been a great  #FlydayFriday . #HappyFlydayFriday  everyone!

Very slightly cropped shot at 2:1 magnification with the Canon 7D, MP-E 65mm lens, DIY "Caesar Salad" flash diffuser at 1/2 power, 1/160th, f/14, +1 FEC.

#macro #macrophotography #insects #lacewings  #flies #nature #naturephotography  

#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro curated by  +Chandro Ji +Terrie Gray +Robert Vierthaler +Albert Vuvu Konde

#macroaddict (+MacroAddict) curated by +Sandrine Berjonneau, +Albert Vuvu Konde, +Jean-Pierre Malézieux, +Ruth Hochholdinger and +William Banik

#BTPMacroPro+BTP Macro Pro . founded by +Rinus Bakker , owned by +Nancy Dempsey ,curated by +Kenny Jones

#macromaniacs for +MacroManiacs and +Sandra Deichmann

#Macro4All  by +Bill Urwin, +Thomas Kirchen,   +Walter Soestbergen (+Macro4All)
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Do want!
 
Colorful Skateboards With Battery-Free LED Wheels by Sunset Skateboard Company: http://squid.us/16Jufg4

#sports  
http://youtu.be/7wW9kc9t2Kc Sunset Skateboard Company makes flashy, colorful skateboards using clear polycarbonate plastic and battery-free LED wheels that are powered by the wheels' rotation. Cust...
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via +TwoSentence Horrors 
Some say their biggest fear is talking to crowds or dying. Me, I'm afraid of the tooth fairy. The original artwork is available. Click here.
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Incredible.
 
When Dr. Ian Crozier was released from Emory University Hospital in October after a long, brutal fight with Ebola that nearly ended his life, his medical team thought he was cured. But less than two months later, he was back at the hospital with fading sight, intense pain and soaring pressure in his left eye.

Test results were chilling: The inside of Dr. Crozier’s eye was teeming with Ebola.

His doctors were amazed. They had considered the possibility that the virus had invaded his eye, but they had not really expected to find it. 
Dr. Ian Crozier, who survived an Ebola infection last fall, calls himself a poster child for “post-Ebola syndrome,” which is also being reported in West Africa.
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SO COOL!! Really good article on hyperparasitoids!
 
Parasitising Parasitoids
Yo dawg, I heard you like parasitoids. So I wrote a new Parasite of the Day post here: http://goo.gl/JvS9Gk about a hyperparasitoid that parasitises parasitoids, so you can read about how this hyperparasitoid manages to parasitise parasitoids which are parasitising caterpillars.
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Omg, #8, +Brandy Ellis this was so me, haha. I agree with the majority of this post.
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So perdy!
 
The cherry color morph of the rose chafer Protaetia angustata.
Photographed near Dubrovnik, Croatia.
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Really great video on ants and dissections!!
 
Cephalotes varians is best ant. If you don't think so I'll fight you IRL
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Passionate, eclectic, and logical. I'm a biologist at heart, always curious and ever questioning the little things all around us. I'm a bit of a novice entomologist, and a hobbyist in herpetology. I also enjoy being artsy, and more recently have began working with resin.
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