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

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.

Another Quick Tip For Crediting Photos and Visual Art on Twitter

Then and Now: A Decade Later, A Decade Better

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

Build a World-Class Insect Imaging System for under ,000

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets.

The Ethics of our Brave New Drone Photography World

blogs.scientificamerican.com — The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American. Email Print Alex Wild is an Illinois-based entomologist who studies the evolutionary history of ants. In 2003 he founded a photography business as an aesthetic complement to his scientific work, and his natural history photographs appear in numerous museums, books, and media outlets.

Crematogaster - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — Crematogaster is an abundant, ecologically diverse myrmicine genus found worldwide. These ants- sometimes called "Acrobat Ants"- are easily recognized by their unusual heart-shaped gasters.

BugShot Belize 2015 - Alex Wild Photography

alexanderwild.com — A preview of places and microinhabitants of Caves Branch Lodge, site of the August 5-12 2015 BugShot/Belize workshop. [GPS coordinates]. These photographs were taken by instructor Alex Wild; for participants' results from the previous workshop, visit our BugShot/Belize flickr pool!.
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Mar 26, 2015

Some day I will call you on the phone, and it will be... ...the Call of the Wild.

Mar 26, 2015

RT @petercoffey: There's now a lucid key to US and Canadian Staphylinidae! I donated to their crowdfunding so basically you're welcome.keys.lucidcentral.org/keys/v3/nastap…

Mar 26, 2015

I may be facing an uphill battle, but someday I will convince Texas that *this* is what a real longhorn looks like. pic.twitter.com/LE7i7r0GXc

Mar 26, 2015

RT @InsectsUnlocked: A tiny sweat bee gathers pollen from a wild onion. Another public domain image from the Insects Unlocked project. pic.twitter.com/nNDoVX0fma

Mar 26, 2015

Homophobia Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Cause.

Mar 26, 2015

How Emily Hartop discovered 30 new species of phorid fly in urban Los Angeles. research.nhm.org/bioscan/biosca…

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