Sunday, June 10, 2018

MANY SOCIAL WASPS ARE GENERALIST PREDITORS

https://www.alternet.org/defense-wasps-why-squashing-them-comes-sting?src=newsletter1093111

"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."


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

WHY YOU SHOULD NOT KILL SPIDERS IN YOUR HOUSE



"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

GERMAN SUPERMARKET SELLS BURGERS MADE FROM WORMS

"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."



https://www.zmescience.com/medicine/nutrition-medicine/worm-burger-germany-22042018/

Monday, April 9, 2018

BUGGUIDE HOSTED BY IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Welcome to BugGuide.Net!

Photo © Joyce Gross

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.

To join click below.
https://bugguide.net/node/view/15740

Monday, March 19, 2018

VERY INTERESTING TWITTER: INSECTINSIGHT



For purposes of developing bug card collection, this Tweet feed has excellent pictures of bugs. It also has some very interesting information on insects. https://twitter.com/insectinsight

Thursday, March 8, 2018

ANCIENT INSECTS






     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

    Maybe you would be interested in  becoming an entomologist or a paleontologist 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

ASK YOUR TEACHER OR GROUP LEADER TO GET YOUR YOUR FREE ENTOMOPHAGY PACKAGE




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/