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Academy arachnologist Lauren Esposito introduces you to the (surprisingly adorable) scorpions lurking in your backyard. Some scorpion superlatives: They fluoresce in ultraviolet light and they're the only arachnid to give birth to live young!

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Entomology at the Academy

Academy entomologists study flies, beetles, ants, butterflies, moths, spiders, scorpions, and more. Meet the curators and researchers, explore projects and expeditions, and search their collections.