Entomology

08Feb 2016

An interesting beetle was found today; one of only three that have been recorded in the Falklands before. The weevil, Aegorhinus vitulus, is a species only previously recorded in Southern Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. All Falkland records have been within Stanley, suggesting that it was accidentally introduced and there may now be a small […]

05Feb 2016

I like bugs—just as well in my line of work, but I don’t like fleas. The very thought of them, crawling on my body and feasting on my blood itching all over. I bet you are itching just reading this. Well relax, we are lucky enough to live in one of the few places on […]

23Nov 2015
  • Brazilian Wandering Spider

A Brazilian Wandering Spider found its way to the Falklands last week after hitching a ride from Uruguay among a bunch of bananas. These spiders are known to be aggressive and highly venomous, in fact in the 2010 Guinness World Records they were described as the most venomous spider in the world! The bananas were […]