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 Jul 14 - 20, 2011 
Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

Human and canine exterminators fight nationwide wave of pests

By Elise Kaplan

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Creepy Crawlies

Author Amy Stewart on the lifestyles of the gross and deadly

By Summer Olsson

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

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Vial o’ bedbugs

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The X-terminator Files

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Ancient Flying Luck Machines: The Dragonfly Festival is neither creepy nor gross

By Summer Olsson
Dragonflies are thought to be good luck, symbols of happiness and springtime. But they have a sinister side, too, with nicknames of “eye-snatcher” or the “devil’s darning needle.” These winged beauties have had millions of years to develop their reputations on planet Earth. The ABQ BioPark Botanic Garden is once again unveiling their secrets at the Dragonfly Festival, buzzing with “discovery stations” where patrons can learn to identify species by color, size and wing color.

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