Butterflies of Berkeley

Entomologist Pete Oboyski lists the rare, unique and indigenous butterflies you may find on campus this summer, and gives an inside look into the Essig Museum of Entomology that is typically closed to the public.

Electrostatic sight over the insect world

Electrostatic effects on nature are so ubiquitous that they commonly play tricks on us: restyling our hair like a porcupine’s, emitting “firefly” flashes while we put on clothes, dusting our computer screens, sticking book pages and even producing a painful electric shock after a handshake. These amusing experiences, however, can
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