I found a peculiar group of sawfly larvae in Peru, here's the feature in National Geographic! These Small Animals Wiggle As One—Here's Why
My butterfly timelapse footage featured in National Geographic: See a Caterpillar Transform Into a Butterfly Up Close
Rainforest video collaborations with Joe Hanson!
Phil and I did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) about exploring jungles and making new discoveries - We had tons of great questions and it also made the Front page! https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/4pns9w/we_are_jungle_exploring_scientists_who_discover/
Butterfly Thieves Steal From 'Badass' Ants—A First -By Carrie Arnold, National Geographic
Freeloading Butterflies Get Away With Theft - By Tia Ghose, LiveScience
It was such a pleasure contributing more jungle discoveries for BBC's upcoming Series: Nature's Weirdest Events. Will share once the episodes broadcast soon!
Scientists Uncover Strange Secret Life of a Jungle Butterfly - By Nadia Drake, National Geographic
SoCal Scientist Makes Remarkable Rainforest Discovery - By Jason Goldman, KCET
The $1 Pocket Microscope - By Ed Young, The Atlantic
A folding paper microsope? It's real - By Michael Pearson, CNN
Interviewed by the BBC for the Glow Worms in the Peruvian Amazon story. The episode will be featured on 'Weird World' towards the end of 2015. Stay tuned!
Talk Nerdy Podcast Episode 60 - By Cara Santa Maria
Watch: Bizarre caterpillar with erupting tentacles filmed - By Nadia Drake for National Geographic Weird & Wild
This Gloriously Weird Caterpillar Has "Tentacles" That Erupt When You Shout At It - By Kelly Oakes for BuzzFeed
Caterpillar shows off crazy tentacles - but only when you yell at it - By Jason Goldman for Earth Touch
A recap of some of the coolest wildlife encounters & stories from 2015
Los Angeles' 30 Newest Species - By Aaron Pomerantz for The Huffington Post
How a scientist discovered 30 new species in L.A.'s smoggy backyards - By Sarah Kaplan for The Washington Post
Earth's untallied biological beauty, from L.A. suburbs to deep seabed sediments - By Andrew Revkin for The New York Times http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/03/25/earths-untallied-biological-bounty-from-l-a-suburbs-to-deep-seabed-sediments/?_r=0
The Wild Life (Ep 10): Aaron Pomerantz on Rainfrests, Cool Insects & Eating Bugs - By Jason Goldman
Predatory ‘Glow Worm’ Discovered In Peruvian Rainforest - By Lisa Winter for IFLScience
Glowing Predatory Insect Graboids - By Gwen Pearson for WIRED
These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You - By Jason Goldman for io9
What I Learned Hunting Decoy-Weaving Spiders In The Amazon - By Douglas Main
Solving spider mysteries in the Peruvian Amazon – By Nadia Drake
Science Communicators in the Peruvian Amazon – Crowdfunding Project through Rockethub
The joy of insects – Aaron Pomerantz joins Real Scientists!
Essay Wins Florida Student Chance to Attend USDA 2013 Agricultural Outlook Forum - By Allison Floyd
Pomerantz AF, Penafiel N, Arteaga A, Bustamante L, Pichardo F, Coloma LA, Barrio-Amoros CL, Salazar-Valenzuela D, Prost S (2018) Real-time DNA barcoding in a rainforest using nanopore sequencing: opportunities for rapid biodiversity assessments and local capacity building GigaScience GigaScience, giy033, https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giy033
Torres PJ, Pomerantz AF (2016) Butterfly kleptoparasitism and first account of immature stages, myrmecophily, and bamboo host plant of the metalmark Adelotypa annulifera (Riodinidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. 70: 130-138.
Hoy MA, Waterhouse RM, Wu K, Estep AS, Ioannidis P, Palmer WJ, Pomerantz AF, et al. (2016) Genome sequencing of the phytoseiid predatory mite Metaseilus occidentalis reveals completely atomized Hox genes and super-dynamic intron evolution. Genome Biology and Evolution. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evw048
Pomerantz AF, Hoy MA, Kawahara AY (2014) Molecular characterization and evolutionary insights into potential sex-determination genes in the western orchard predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis (Chelicerata: Arachnida: Acari: Phytoseiidae). J Biomol Struct Dyn DOI:10.1080/07391102.2014.941402
Pomerantz AF, Hoy MA (2014) Expression analysis of Drosophila doublesex, transformer-2, intersex, fruitless-like, and vitellogenin homologs in the parahaploid predator Metaseiulus occidentalis (Chelicerata: Acari: Phytoseiidae). Exp Appl Acarol DOI: 10.1007/s10493-014-9855-2
Pomerantz AF, Hoy MA (2014) RNAi-mediated knockdown of transformer-2 in the predatory mite Metaseiulus occidentalis via oral delivery of double-stranded RNA. Exp Appl Acarol DOI: 10.1007/s10493-014-9852-5