"Despite their poor public image, wasps are incredibly important for the world’s economy and ecosystems. Without them, the planet would be pest-ridden to biblical proportions, with much-reduced biodiversity. They are a natural asset of a world dominated by humans, providing us with free services that contribute to our economy, society, and ecology."
Sunday, June 10, 2018
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
"These arachnids are usually secretive, and almost all you meet are neither aggressive nor dangerous. And they may be providing services like eating pests – some even eat other spiders."
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
"Germany start-up Bugfoundation produces burgers made from buffalo worms, which are already being sold for both animal and human consumption. Baris Özel, the co-founder of the start-up that, says he worked on the idea for four years. Along with fellow co-founder Max Krämer, the two were inspired by South-Eastern Asian culture, where it’s not uncommon to eat insects."
Monday, April 9, 2018
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All Abuzz About Bugs!
We are an online community of naturalists who
enjoy learning about and sharing our observations of insects, spiders, and other related creatures.
We enjoy the opportunity to instill in others the fascination and appreciation that we share for the intricate lives of these oft-maligned creatures.
We capture never-before-seen behaviors and we have photos of species that you won't find anywhere else on the web.
Monday, March 19, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Why not add a number of ancient bugs to your card collection? Many of them are very large and curious looking. There is a good selection of pictures at https://www.google.com/search?q=ANCIENT+INSECTS&safe=active&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjy6pCcmcXZAhUDZawKHeYTC50QsAQIggE&biw=1280&bih=541.
Public Broadcasting's Eons has a short YouTube video of ancient insects that is very interesting:
Another interesting video is found at https://youtu.be/0d7ADJuRKz0?t=3m37s.
Arizona State has an excellent site about prehistoric insects at
Thursday, March 1, 2018
If you are an educator or group leader that would like to introduce entomophagy to your students or members, we have a package for you. http://www.entoeducation.com/