Posts Tagged ‘bugs’

Good Day, Sacramento!

This past Friday, I performed at the Sacramento Comedy Spot (in , uh, Sacramento, CA).  To promote the show, I made an early morning appearance on a local TV show, “Good Day, Sacramento.”

I said, “Good day!”

We talked about science and comedy and insect photography.  They even pulled up my photo blog: .

Link:  Science Comedian Brian Malow on Good Day, Sacramento

The Secret Life of Flies

If you know me, you know I like my insect photography. I primarily shoot (and release) live insects. But who amongst us hasn’t seen a dead bug posing while reposing in death and felt the need to capture that macabre Kodak moment?  If my eyes are the only eyes of the universe to observe this detail, am I not obligated to record it?

Anyway, that’s how I feel about it.  So, I’ve shot a few dead flies.

But this guy at Muhr Photography takes it to a new level, combining real live dead flies with simple line drawings. And I think they’re hilarious. I applaud the idea and the execution.  I’m jealous!

After you start the slideshow – click the icon in the lower left corner to make it bigger so you can see the titles  (in some cases, it helps you appreciate the image).  Or you can see this gallery and others here.

Giant Insect Ambassadors for the Rainforest

For our newest video for, I visited an old friend, Norm Gershenz of, to discuss some of their programs for raising awareness and saving precious habitats that are home to strange and beautiful creatures like the giant thorny phasmid.

Find out more about the Insect Discovery Lab and how you can bring it to your Bay Area classroom.

New species of insect identified in eBay purchase

Dr. Richard Harrington, vice-president of the UK’s Royal Entomological Society, bought a fossilized insect on eBay and it turned out to be a previously unknown species of aphid.

He bought the insect, which was encased in a 40-50 million-year-old piece of amber, for £20 (about $37).

“It’s a rather unusual route to come by (a new species),” Harrington explained.

I guess eBay hasn’t identified all the bugs in their system.

Read the full story on BBC News