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A story of scale insects on urban heat islands

A story of scale insects on urban heat islands

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  • When the seasons change, the crawlers know it. That’s the signal for them to move from the leaves, back to the twigs.
  • Note: I wanted to show the “bug in a bug” story first. So people get the embedded idea. We could add a slide after this one that replaces the bug illustrations with your photos. For a contrast between the illustration slide (which is diagram-like) and the photo slide (which shows reality).
  • Text for the drawing:All of this happens everywhere around us without notice.

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  • Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Trees in the city are homes for hidden animals.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • They headline goes here creatures that few people notice.New are worlds with tiny Who are you?Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Almost invisible, these creatures spend their whole lives on trees. Who am I?Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Some spend their whole lives on one leaf in just one tree.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Small and not very pretty, some call them little monsters. We are scale insects!Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Starting life on a twigYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Looking for lunchYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Blowing in the windYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Feeling the seasons changeYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • The second stage reveals a new look.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Uninvited guests arrive in the spring!Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Hyper-parasitoid Parasitoid Scale insectYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • The parasitoids attack the scales and liveinside them. And then hyper-parasitoids attackthe parasitoids and live inside them! hyper-parasitoidA bug in a bug in a bug! parasitoid scale insectYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • What about Dad?Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Mom meets Dad and…Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • The cycle begins again!Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • There are small worlds all around us.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Presented by Emily Meineke Graduate Student NCSU Elsa Youngsteadt Research Associate NCSU Holly Menninger Director of Public Science NCSU YourWildLife.org Rob R. Dunn Associate Professor NCSU YourWildLife.orgYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  • Based on research by Elsa Youngsteadt Research Associate NCSU Emily Meineke Graduate Student NCSU Concept and story Rob R. Dunn Associate Professor NCSU YourWildLife.org Design and illustration Lynn Fellman Multimedia artist FellmanStudio.comYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU