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Researchers find rare and endangered bumble bees in Iowa
A team of researchers at Iowa State University are part of a multi-state effort to map out where the federally endangered rusty patched bumble bee lives, identify what habitat it prefers and collect clues about the population’s genetic diversity and overall health. The findings, along with data about the threatened American bumble bee, could help wildlife managers and land stewards reverse their decline and support other pollinators more broadly.
Iowa Insect Pageant: A celebration of entomology, jazz and puppetry
The Iowa Insect Pageant is a unique collaboration between the arts and sciences at ISU with original music, giant puppets and a performance aimed at bringing attention to the fascinating and complex world of insects.