Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin. Blogger at Scientific American. Photographer down in the dirt.

Pollinators - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Plants must mix gametes from different individuals to reproduce sexually, like animals, but unlike animals, plants cannot move to find mates. Many have come to rely on animals to spread pollen for them, growing attractive flowers with bright colors and pleasing odors to advertise nectar.

Photo Tip: Help The World See Your Hairy Fly By Using A Black Background

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print Alex Wild is Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies the evolutionary history of ants.

Flies - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Flies are the most underappreciated of the major insect orders. While they are best known for pests like the domestic house fly and their association with mosquito-borne diseases like malaria, in truth the harmful species are a small minority.

Leptomyrmex - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Leptomyrmex is a large, leggy, often colorful genus restricted to eastern Australia, New Guinea, and New Caledonia. The skittish movements and long legs of these distinctive insects give them the common name "spider ants". Some workers in each nest specialize as living storage containers called repletes, their abdomens greatly distended.

So Your Company Has Been Found Using My Photos Without Permission. What Next?

petapixel.com — In August I hired ImageRights International, a reputable copyright enforcement agency, to assume the routine handling of commercial infringements of my professional work. There are a lot. Starting in September 2014, companies began receiving letters from ImageRights' partner law firms seeking to resolve these infringements on my behalf.

Hymenoptera: Bees, Wasps, and Sawflies

alexanderwild.com — Hymenoptera is a diverse order of insects that contains wasps, bees, and sawflies. Many species are parasitic on other insects and are important in biological control of pests. Several groups have evolved complex social behavior, particularly in the bees and ants.

Announcing Insects Unlocked

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print Alex Wild is Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies the evolutionary history of ants.

Stigmatomma - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Stigmatomma is an ancient group of predaceous ants found worldwide, sometimes called "dracula ants" for the adults' habit of feeding on larval hemolymph. These subterranean ants have elongate mandibles, poor vision, and a characteristic broad posterior attachment of the petiole. Many species are specialist predators of centipedes.

How to sort out public finances: axe Government departments, freeze pensions and stop HS2

telegraph.co.uk — Labour has announced some ugly tax increases on the usual targets - those earning more than £150,000, people who work for banks and houses worth more than £2m, to name just a few. But none of the revenue will go towards fiscal consolidation. It's already been earmarked for spending increases.

Meet Gil Wizen’s Neighbors

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print Alex Wild is Curator of Entomology at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studies the evolutionary history of ants.
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May 02, 2015

@Ed_P_Wildlife That would be by my toddler, too, so it will be... creative.

May 02, 2015

Ug. I've come down with a case of the dreaded man flu.

May 01, 2015

RT @humansofny: “I want to be a scientist.” “What’s the best part about being a scientist?” “Discovering bugs.” pic.twitter.com/6iHBRaeSO0

May 01, 2015

@hormiga I used to sign most of my reviews, but stopped a few years ago.

May 01, 2015

For Texans who want to experience the periodical cicadas, visit the far NE of the state in early May: magicicada.org/about/brood_pa…

May 01, 2015

The famous periodical cicadas should be emerging soon! cicadamania.com/cicadas/2015-p… The 2015 broods are central/south U.S.

May 01, 2015

RT @TheNickPorch: A living sphaeropsocid in the @Wild_Gramps. Group 1st found in amber, then discovered living - coelacanth of psocids! pic.twitter.com/N6LyGD3mdS

May 01, 2015

@barrygoldman1 Yeah. The other issue is, the studios simply couldn't do anything about home copying. The internet leaves a data trail.

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