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Bug in a bug in a tree in a city

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A story of scale insects on urban heat islands

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Bug in a bug in a tree in a city

  1. 1. Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  2. 2. Trees in the city are homes for hidden animals.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. Starting life on a twigYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  8. 8. Looking for lunchYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  9. 9. Blowing in the windYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  10. 10. Feeling the seasons changeYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  11. 11. The second stage reveals a new look.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  12. 12. Uninvited guests arrive in the spring!Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  13. 13. Hyper-parasitoid Parasitoid Scale insectYo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. What about Dad?Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  16. 16. Mom meets Dad and…Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  17. 17. The cycle begins again!Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  18. 18. There are small worlds all around us.Yo u r W i l d L i f e . o r g NCSU
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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

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