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2015 Ugly Bug Winners!

Great Black Wasp
Battiest Elementary
Boll Weevil
Bearden School
Rhinoceros Beetle
Central High Elementary
Red-Footed Cannibalfly
Chisholm Elementary
Gray Sphinx Moth
Newcastle Middle School
Seed Tick
Norwood School
Viceroy Butterfly Larva
Prague Middle
White-Marked Tussock Moth (Caterpillar)
Riverfield Country Day School
Waved Sphinx Moth
Sapulpa Middle School
Texas Black Phanaeus
Shiloh Christian
Orange Caterpillar Parasite Wasp
The Academy of Classical Christian Studies
Oklahoma City
Wheel Bug
Washington Elementary
Mydas Fly
Westside Elementary
OMS Logo Bug

As always, the competition was close. If you want to see ALL of the bugs of this year (including the one from your school, if your school entered), Click Here!

*Bugsy is our logo. He didn't actually win, but we thought we would be nice to him and act like he did.

Each of the winning schools will receive a brand-new Leica stereomicroscope for their school!

Here is a link to This Past Year's Poster!

What does an award ceremony look like? OMS scientists descend on the winning school bringing prizes, posters and images of the winning bug along with fun activities.

Clisk the following link if you want to see a full size PDF poster (but it may take a few moments to load.

The PBS "Beauty of Ugly" show, which includes Ugly Bug, was originally aired in November 2007. Now available on DVD through PBS (for purchase) and by rental at verious places (look up "Nature: The Beauty of Ugly") or free online at PBS (starting at 29:35).

The Contest begins in August each year with results typically announced in November or December.



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