I. A Few of My Favorite Species

A. The Sand Scorpion

B. The Harvester Ant

C. Common Insect Pests of Paper in Archives, Libraries, and Museums

II. Some Interesting Topics

A. Bioluminescence

B. Insect Mimicry (Batesian, Waldbauerian-Batesian, Browerian, Müllerian, etc.)

C. Insect Vision

D. Metamorphosis

E.  Why Are Moths and Other Insects Attracted to Light?

F. Native, Solitary Bees and Their Nesting Preferences

III. Selected Academic Centers of Excellence (see more programs)

A. C. A. Triplehorn Insect Collection, Ohio State University
B. Center for Urban and Structural Entomology, Texas A&M University

C. SI National Museum of Natural History, Department of Entomology

IV. Useful World Wide Web Sites

A. Dragonfly Society of Americas, the premier professional organization
B. Entomological Society of America,
the premier professional organization
C. "Insect Vision Animation,"
"structure and function of the insect compound eye"
D. Living With Bugs,
"least-toxic solutions to everyday [urban] bug problems"
E. North American Butterfly Association,
the premier professional organization
F. Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
and their Red List of "at risk" pollinator species

III. Suggested Readings

A. "Entomology: Related Reading of Interest" by Kurt Leuschner, MS, College of the Desert


Created: 24 May 2008; revised, 19 January 2010.