Talking about several fun bug stories on BBC's Weird Wonders of the World! Check it out on  Netlfix:

Talking about several fun bug stories on BBC's Weird Wonders of the World! Check it out on Netlfix:

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!


Phil and I Discovered and Published a New Butterfly Life History

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!






Mystery of the Yellow Bulbs: Discovery of a New Caterpillar-Ant-Parasitic Plant Relationship

Scientists Uncover Strange Secret Life of a Jungle Butterfly - By Nadia Drake, National Geographic

SoCal Scientist Makes Remarkable Rainforest Discovery - By Jason Goldman, KCET

 Foldscope in the Amazon Rainforest

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


Top Jungle Critter Encounters in 2015 - Tamboapta, Peru

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



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, 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