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How Ants Make Our Cities Healthier

Season 1 Episode 7 | 11m 04s

There are incredible miniature civilizations booming within our concrete jungles: ants! We don’t often think of urban areas as having “ecologies” but Amy Savage, Ph.D. studies the amazing diversity of ants making it work and how their newfound love of our cast-off carbs is making our cities greener.

Aired: 05/07/24
Funding for INSECTARIUM is provided by the National Science Foundation.
Extras
Bumble bees—vital and fuzzy pollinators—face unique threats amidst global insect declines.
How do you track a disappearing butterfly? Drop in on one overwintering spot to find out.
Can you ever love a roach? The crucial role roaches play in ecosystems may surprise you!
Beneath ladybugs’ charming spots and vibrant colors lie killer instincts.
Take flight with dragonflies and discover what makes them spectacular aerialists.
Decode firefly flirting and their language of light with entomologist Jessica Ware.
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Bumble bees—vital and fuzzy pollinators—face unique threats amidst global insect declines.
How do you track a disappearing butterfly? Drop in on one overwintering spot to find out.
Can you ever love a roach? The crucial role roaches play in ecosystems may surprise you!
Beneath ladybugs’ charming spots and vibrant colors lie killer instincts.
Take flight with dragonflies and discover what makes them spectacular aerialists.
Decode firefly flirting and their language of light with entomologist Jessica Ware.