October 16, 2017
Academy arachnologist Lauren Esposito introduces you to the (surprisingly adorable) scorpions lurking in your backyard. Some scorpion superlatives: They fluoresce in ultraviolet light and they're the only arachnid to give birth to live young!
Entomology at the Academy
Academy entomologists study flies, beetles, ants, butterflies, moths, spiders, scorpions, and more. Meet the curators and researchers, explore projects and expeditions, and search their collections.