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Bug-O-Lanterns: An Entomological Celebration of Halloween

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Morgan Jackson's Astounding Jumping Spider

All Hallow’s Eve is nearly upon us, and you know what that means:

Bug nerds carving pumpkins.

Over at Biodiversity in Focus, Morgan Jackson is sharing some amazingly intricate, anatomically-correct ent-o-lanterns from years past. I’ve added a few more insect-themed pumpkins below.

If you’ve got a photo of a bug pumpkin, link it in the comments. I’ll put up a gallery on the 31st.

Lorenzo Rodriguez's braconid wasps attacking a caterpillar, Urbana, Illinois

Student-carved pumpkins at the Bohart Museum of Entomology (photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)