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Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

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Date: October 12th, 2014

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bugsNEW ORLEANS – The menu includes crickets and wax worms on toothpick skewers for dipping in a fountain of melted chocolate, along with “tarsal toffee” made with bug legs and mealworms and fudge infused with crickets and marshmallows.

What looked like a Halloween trick was actually an array of treats being served up at the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans.

The 23,000-square-foot facility is the largest free-standing museum in the United States dedicated to insects.

It houses thousands of live bugs, including beetles, cockroaches, wasps, bees, ants and termites. It also has a butterfly exhibit created to resemble a Japanese garden.  More

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Study finds bugs are killed by cars

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Date: July 12th, 2011

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bugsNutty News the Netherlands – Biologists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands enlisted the help of 250 drivers for a splash teller study. Each motorist had to wipe his or her car license plate clean then tote up the bug body count at the end of their drive. “They are by far the richest species groups in all countries, and therefore play an essential role in the food chain,” biologist Arnold van Vliet, one of a team working on the project, told Reuters. “Many birds such as swallows, who hunt for insects, depend on insect density. If insect numbers are low they inevitably face severe problems finding food for their young,” he said. Insects are not only important pollinators of commercial and wild plants, but also form a crucial part of the diet of many animals including birds and bats.  More   Nutty News Today   Nutty News for iPhone   Nutty News for Android Phones   Nutty Videos   Nutty News Facebook Fan Page   Nutty News on Twitter   Nutty Videos on Twitter   Register A Website Address – Choose A Hosting Package – Easy Do-It-Yourself Websites - HostWink.com  Nutty News Marketplace