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Ugly Bug Contest 2010

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Alex Assassin Bug pointer Bug production crew I like the video...thanks. These contests sure help in viewing the lives of us bugs.

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Freddie Fly Looking forward to next year’s contest. I wonder who the participants are? 59.4 seconds ago

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Dr. Biology We are already in the planning stages for collecting images and bios. We want each contestant to have an equal opportunity to show off their best features. 59.3 seconds ago

Bug production crew Congratulations Alex Assassin Bug for winning the 2010 Ugly Bug contest! Special thanks to all you voters out there, which made this tight race so exciting.

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Bug production crew Yes, congratulations Alex Assassin Bug. We finished the video, I hope you like what we did with it.
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Alex Assassin Bug I did not get a chance to look at it yet, but as soon as I get done signing autographs for my fans, I’ll sit down and watch it. 59.5 seconds ago

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Derek Dragonfly Congrats Alex. You me and Jenny were battling it out there at the end. 59.5 seconds ago • bug Jenny Jewel Wasp likes this

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Adam Ant Yeah, congrats Alex. The way the votes were coming in, I felt that even I still had a chance. I hope they recognize me at the colony. 59.5 seconds ago • bug 94,345,456,237 bugs like this

Bug production crew Preparation for the winner of the 2010 Ugly Bug Contest is under way. Role call please...Film crew on standby...check. Sound crew on standby...check. Illustration crew on standby...check. Writing crew on standby...check. Who is the contest winner?

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Dr. Biology The contest winner is yet to be determined. 59.6 seconds ago

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Bug production crew Aaaarrrgggh...another tight deadline 59.6 seconds ago

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Derek Dragonfly no worries crew, just put me down as the winner ;) 59.6 seconds ago

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Jenny Jewel Wasp I like to lull my competitors, get under their skin, feed on them and then appear at the very end as a well nourished winner. 59.5 seconds ago

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Alex Assassin Bug May the best bug win, which of course is me... 59.5 seconds ago

Mike Milkweed Judgment day will soon be upon us bugs

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Adam Ant I do not think that the queen is happy with my results so far 60.4 seconds ago

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Derek Dragonfly I’m ready to star in the winning video 60.4 seconds ago

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Alex Assassin Bug don’t count on it Derek. Once the voting is over, I am confident that I will be the victorious one! 59.7 seconds ago

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Dr. Biology Wow what a close battle. Contestants, please be ready by 4 p.m. on the final day of voting (Wednesday, December 15th). The filming production of the winner will begin soon after that. The production crew is getting a bit antsy. 59.6 seconds ago • bug Adam Ant likes this

Freddie Fly DECEMBER is here and the contest is almost over. Not looking too good for me.

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Françoise Ne te décourage pas, cousin Freddie. Toutes les mouches de France sont de tout coeur avec toi. Nous sommes fières de toi, quelque soit l’endroit où tu te trouves. 59.8 seconds ago

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Mike Milkweed What is your cousin talking about???? 59.8 seconds ago

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Freddie Fly She’s from Marseille usually hanging out near where they dry fish... Anyway, she said, “Do not be discouraged cousin Freddie. All the flies in France are pulling for you. We are proud of you no matter where you end up.” 59.8 seconds ago

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Fran Fruit Fly I have lots of family in wine regions of Bordeaux. 59.8 seconds ago

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Dr. Biology We have several articles translated to French and Spanish, such as How do Beetles Reproduce?, I Spy an Ecosystem and Feather Biology to name a few. Just look for the language text in the list of articles. 59.8 seconds ago

Fran Fruit Fly Check out my vote count! A surge in voting has catapulted me from last place to third place. Look out Derek Dragonfly, you’re next on my list.

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Flour Beetle Oh great. Now I’m in last place. 60.4 seconds ago

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Derek Dragonfly We’ll see if you can keep up. I don’t think one day of voting is enough to win this contest ;) 60.4 seconds ago

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Chris Cricket Wish I had some supporters like you, Fran! 60.4 seconds ago

Derek Dragonfly I can’t believe it, Alex Assassin Bug has his picture on TWO stories! One in The Scientist and now the State Press. What an unfair advantage for him.

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Jenny Jewel Wasp Hey, who are they calling hideous?? Ask anyone, I’m pretty darn cute! 60.5 seconds ago

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Flour Beetle We need other people in the press to help us out. 60.4 seconds ago

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Mike Milkweed What we really need is to get our own advertising campaign managers! 60.4 seconds ago

Alex Assassin Bug Finally, I guess election day brings out well informed voters and obviously making the right choice for the soon to be winner...ME

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Edgar Earwig There is still plenty of time and I am right on your back. I have a feeling that I will soon gain more votes. 60.5 seconds ago

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Jenny Jewel Wasp Took a break from campaigning and lost a bit of ground, but I am refreshed and ready to work hard in order to retake the lead. 60.5 seconds ago

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Mike Milkweed Perhaps Jessica Stone’s piece scared some people when she wrote on ASU news, “The jewel wasp lays its eggs inside a living host. As the eggs hatch, the larvae eat the host from the inside out”. 60.5 seconds ago

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Jenny Jewel Wasp Please, people are impressed by that stuff. I can’t believe that you’re almost in last place, especially with all the press coverage you’ve been getting. 60.5 seconds ago

Adam Ant I’m so glad that the Tiger Beetles are not in this contest.

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Alex Assassin Bug Don’t be so sure about that. They are so fast that they probably entered the contest, won the trophy, celebrated, returned the trophy for the next event. 60.7 seconds ago

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Jenny Jewel Wasp Yeah, in the story, Chasing Tiny Tigers I read that they run so fast that they go blind.
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Dr. Biology We just added tiger beetles in our Zoom Gallery!
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Fran Fruit Fly Not doing so well. Right now I’m in last place.

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Derek Dragonfly Don’t worry, I was discouraged, but suddenly, I got a slow and steady stream of votes. 60.7 seconds ago

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Edgar Earwig Are you sure that stream is not you farting water again? :) 60.7 seconds ago

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Derek Dragonfly Nope, I grew out of that. Haven’t gone swimming much since metamorphosis and changing into my adult form. 60.7 seconds ago

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Dr. Biology Derek, have you heard this podcast? Ron Rutowski talks about dragonflies on a recent trip to Tres Rios wetlands in A Walk on the Wild Side: A Look at Species, at 15:24.
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Freddie Fly Just saw the Ugly Bug Contest promo video. I am furious... they had me do several takes and they didn't use any of it.

Ugly Bug Video 2010

Ugly Bug Contest 2010 Video
You are now entering another dimension. A dimension of insects determined to be crowned the next ugly bug champion. The Ugly Bug Contest 2010 video is based on The Twilight Zone American television anthology series.

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Tick Ticked off huh Freddie? All I could say is that the promo video is HUGE in getting you votes...That’s how I won in 2008 and I’m an arachnid. 61 seconds ago • bug Scorpion likes this

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Shawn Snakefly That’s not true, the 2009 champ wasn’t in the video last year and won it. I know, because I’m the 2009 CHAMP, wooo hooo. 61 seconds ago

Mike Milkweed I am a true bug. You bug wannabees shouldn’t even be in this contest!

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That’s right, not all insects are bugs.

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Sweetness Honeybee I resemble that remark! 61.1 seconds ago

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“The Blade” Aphid not true...true bug that is :) 61 seconds ago

Flour beetle Hey is there any dough involved in the Ask A Biologist Ugly Bug Contest? 61.3 seconds ago

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Earwig When I win this thing, can I receive the award at night? 61.3 seconds ago

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La Cucaracha I hear you wiggy, I hate the light... 61.2 seconds ago

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Dr. Biology This contest is just for us humans to get to know you better, so no dough involved, just recognition. 61.2 seconds ago

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Flour Beetle Recognize that my family can withstand more radiation than La Cucaracha's family. I think that statement alone should put me on top of the 2010 Ugly Bug Contest voting. 61.2 seconds ago

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Fran Fruit Fly 15 days already? I can’t believe how middle age can creep up on you so quickly. 61.4 seconds ago

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Chris Cricket My grand pop (the one who almost ate me) lived until the ripe old age of 90 days. He once told me that there are some cave crickets that can live to 1825 days...CRAZZZYY!!! 61.4 seconds ago

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Alex Assassin Bug Your grand pop’s story is making me hungry... where do you live again Chris? 61.4 seconds ago

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Chris Cricket Chirp Chirp :-o 61.4 seconds ago

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Jenny Jewel Wasp While you all are busy planning dinner and reminiscing, I’ve been working hard at getting votes to pad my lead in this year’s Ugly Bug Contest. VOTE UGLY!!!
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Shawn Snakefly pointer Adam Ant You left these photos at the picnic. Why is your sister Angie being so mean?
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Adam Ant Oh, she’s still mad that you won the Ugly Bug Contest last year. She said it should have been called the Most Conceited Bug Contest. Hey, I’ve got more family pictures posted in the Zoom Gallery 61.7 seconds ago

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Mike Milkweed Is Adam’s mom still the Queen? 61.8 seconds ago

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Derek Dragonfly Adam’s mom is still queen, but I’m going to be crowned the Ugly Bug Contest champion this year, I can feel it in my wings! 61.9 seconds ago

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Sweetness Honeybee Closest I got to the ant fall harvest. Saw this on my way to protest against pesticides. Made it out alive, so I did a little bee dance :)
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Jenny Jewel Wasp A lot of pressure being a bug. We often live under a microscope, but then we get to shine in the Ugly Bug Contest... 2010 WOOT!! Don’t forget to vote for me. The voting will go on until December 15th, so vote soon and vote often. 66.3 seconds ago

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