9 - Entomology with Lila Higgins

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Buuuugs. We cover perhaps Alie's favorite ology ever with an ologist who changed her life. Meet Lila Higgins: the self-professed "bug geek" with passion more infectious than a glassy winged sharpshooter mouth. (That will make sense later.) We talk about clowns in the forest, badgers, Hare Krishnas, solitary bugs vs. social ones, why wasps are such dicks and why it's totally fine to kiss a cockroach and eat a cricket. 

Listen to the episode via Art 19, iTunes, Stitcher or whoever you get podcasts. 

Watch Lila's TEDX Talk

Follow Lila on Instagram

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Some possibly helpful links:

BioQuip entomology supplies and microscopes and weird socks

Glassy Winged Sharpshooter

Fairy Wasps

UC Riverside Entomology program

LA County Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Volunteer application 

Look for new galaxies!

Lorquin Entomological Society

 

Music by: Nick Thorburn

Production help: Jason Scardamalia

Alie Ward