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I have taught science for over 57 years. I am presently teaching biology at the college level. I have done extensive graduate work in entomology.


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B.S. In Ed Kent State Unuv M.Sc The Ohio State Univ National Science Foundation Fellowships: Electron Microscopy Univ of California Entomology Kent State Univ

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Recent Answers from Walter Hintz

2017-02-13 bugs above sink and on window:

Ant drones all have wings  because mating occurs in flight. Most drones however never encounter a Queen    AS to the size,  Some ants are so small they can barely be seen be the naked eye     After seeing

2017-02-11 bugs above sink and on window:

Hi Karen   The photos are very fuzzy but these appear to be Drone (male) ants. Are they anywhere else in the house  The drones come out periodically as part of the mating ritual. it is difficult to find

2017-02-02 what kind if bug:

I have been searching this bug Jason and have not yet come up with anything.  It is a beetle but I am not sure about beetles in the Phillipines. They do not look like Ohio beetles. The top view is blurry

2017-01-28 Bees in kitchen in winter:

These are indeed Honey bees Dale and I am sure they are not transients and is likely they have a nest some place in the house. The nest is usually  somewhere in the walls with an entrance to outside or

2016-12-25 Insect:

Hi Ricquia   To identify an insect I have to see more details but from the shape I am sure this is a grain beetle one of the common pantry pests. This could mean that you have an infestation starting in


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