595.7 Insects

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.” ~Albert Einstein

Entomology is the study of insects.

3D Insects – Welcome to the world of virtual insects!

Alien Empire – This special web companion to NATURE’S miniseries takes you into the bizarre, fascinating world of insects with amazing graphics.

Ant Farm – This is a personal website with ants in mind. Like an Ant Farm, many tunnels lead to various chambers filled with ants, goodies, and outdoor sweets (favorite links).

The Bug Club – A club for children who are interested in insects and other creepy crawlies. Based in London, England, the Bug Club is jointly supported by the Amateur Entomologists’ Society and the Royal Entomological Society.

Bug Guide – Identification, images, & information for insects, spiders & their kin for the United States & Canada, from the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University.

The Butterfly Website – The world’s oldest and largest website dedicated to butterflies and moths. Here you’ll find hundreds of articles about butterflies and moths, an extensive clipart collection, many photographs, videos, butterfly gardening tips, links to purchase butterflies for your wedding or special event, and inspiring stories about ways in which peoples’ lives have been magically touched by butterflies.

Entomology for Beginners – This page by Hein Bijlmakers, an entomologist, provides some basic information on insects including the anatomy of adult insects and the metamorphosis of insects. Many school children and school teachers visit this page to learn about insects. He also has a collection of proverbs and quotes about insects and spiders.

Insect Recipes – Tasty insect recipes, such as Chocolate Chirpie Chip Cookies, which are made with real roasted crickets! Disclaimer: The Department of Entomology at Iowa State University is not responsible for gastric distress, allergic reactions, feelings of repulsion, or other problems resulting from the ingestion of foods represented on these pages.

Insects.org – Studying earth’s most diverse organisms. This site aims to help you really see insects for the miniature marvels they represent and to understand how intertwined our cultures have become with these alien creatures.

A Ladybird’s Life – How many aphids could you eat if you were a ladybug?

Orkin Bug Guide – Kids can click on “learning center” to go on an insect safari and find out more about insects. Teaching students about pests can be fun and easy with insect lesson plans for all ages.

Rearing Sheets – Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms for Early Lessons in Life, from the Center for Insect Science Education Outreach at the University of Arizona. These rearing sheets provide instructions to aid in keeping insects. They explain how to make containers and feed the insects, handling and raising tips, and special precautions for raising insects. The rearing sheets also include illustrations of the insect containers.

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