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Research featured by New Scientist. “Female velvet ants are so scary no other animal dares eat them.” By Jake Buehler. https://www.newscientist.com/article/2172959-female-velvet-ants-are-so-scary-no-other-animal-dares-eat-them/

Research featured by DailyMail.com. “The 'basically invincible' females of the insect world: Researchers reveal how velvet ants protect themselves with everything from an exoskeleton and chemical excretions to a sting so painful it's known as a 'cow-killer'.” By Mollie Cahillane. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5902541/Velvet-ants-basically-invincible-sting-painful-theyre-called-cow-killers.html


Research featured in the New York Times. “Can you pick the bees out of this insect lineup? How can we save the pollinators if we don’t even recognize them?” by Joanna Klein. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/11/science/bees-pollinators-insects.html

Research featured in Popular Science. “Want to save the bees? Here's what you should know” by Sara Chodosh. http://www.popsci.com/save-bees-need-to-know

Research featured on KSL.com. “Study underscores need to 'bee' informed about species” by Joi O’Donoghue. https://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=45689115&nid=148&title=study-underscores-need-to-bee-informed-about-species


Research featured on Canada Public Radio, On the Coast (CBC). “Get to know the bees in your backyard.”

Research featured on Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR). “Get to know the bees in your backyard” hosted by Larry Meiller. http://www.wpr.org/shows/get-know-bees-your-backyard

Research featured on San Diego Public Radio (KPBS). “San Diego NAT hosts event on importance of bees” by Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh. http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/mar/24/san-diego-nat-hosts-event-importance-bees/

Research featured in the Washington Post. “An introduction to the 4,000 kinds of bees in the U.S. and Canada” by Adrian Higgins. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/for-gardeners-a-plan-bee/2016/01/05/2306d824-a8f9-11e5-bff5-905b92f5f94b_story.html


Research featured on the Princeton University Press Blog. “The Bees in Your Backyard” Slideshow and Exclusive Interview by Gabrielle Beacken. http://blog.press.princeton.edu/2015/10/20/the-bees-in-your-backyard-slideshow-and-exclusive-interview/

Research featured on the BBC. “Velvet ants bristle with weapons and are almost invincible” by Richa Malhotra. http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151014-superpowers-of-the-near-invincible-velvet-ant

Research featured in The Guardian. “Velvet ants share warning signals with their neighbours” by GrrlScientist. http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2015/aug/17/velvet-ants-share-warning-signals-with-their-neighbours.

Research featured on the local NBC/Fox News. http://www.myhighplains.com/news/today-in-amarillo/wildcat-bluff-nature-center-weekend-activities.

Research featured on Utah Public Radio (UPR). “USU scientists discover wasp mimicry complex” by Evan Hall. http://upr.org/post/usu-scientists-discover-wasp-mimicry-complex.


Research featured in Science News. “Don’t mess with fluffy” by Susan Milius.

Research highlighted on SciLogs. “Velvet look-alikes: a most astonishing mimicry complex” by Christopher Bundle. http://www.scilogs.com/expiscor/velvet-look-alikes-a-most-astonishing-mimicry-complex/.

Research featured in The Standard Examiner: “USU educator studies velvet ants for clues to their evolution” by Nancy VanValkenburg. http://www.standard.net/stories/2013/01/09/usu-educator-studies-velvet-ants-clues-their-evolution.


Research and a student I mentored featured in the Utah Agricultural Experiment Station News: “Clayton Gunnell – Getting Antsy” by Rhett Wilkinson, http://uaes.usu.edu/htm/aes-news/clayton-gunnell-getting-antsy/.


Research featured in The New York Times: “A Reason for Diversity of Ants May Not Hold” by Sindya N. Bhanoo, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/science/17obant.html?ref=science.

Research featured on Utah Public Radio: “Velvet Ants and Climate Change” http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/upr/local-upr-923244.mp3.

Research featured in The Salt Lake Tribune: “USU professor: St. George ‘ants’ are evolution clue” http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50113464-76/ants-pitts-species-velvet.html.csp.

Research featured in KSL News: “UT professor says velvet ants are evolution clue”, http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=12006776&hl=5.

Research featured in the Harold Journal: “USU entomologist finds evolution clues in Utah’s ‘velvet ants’” by Kim Burgess, http://news.hjnews.com/news/article_c7774c2c-a5c6-11df-a031-001cc4c002e0.html?mode=story.

Research featured in Utah State Today: “Sub-Zero Heroes: USU Entomologist says Ice Age Fostered New Species” by Mary-Ann Muffoletto, http://www.usu.edu/ust/index.cfm?article=47973.