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Pet Bugs     View
Care tips for captive arthropods such as praying mantids, assassin bugs, millipedes, wolf spiders, scorpions, and Madagascar cockroaches. Includes an article on insects in the classroom. From the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology.

Keeping Insects as Pets     View
This short fact sheet on pet insects discusses containers, water and food, maintenance, and examples of insects (crickets and stick and spiny leaf insects) that can be kept as pets. From the Australian Museum.

Buginfo: Insects as Pets     View
Brief descriptions of some insects that would be suitable as pets, including field crickets, praying mantids, ant-lions (also known as doodlebugs), caterpillars, and mealworms. From the Department of Systematic Biology of the National Museum of Natur ...

Insect Information Sheets     View
Facts and data about many different bugs and insects, including spiders, flies, ants, mosquitoes, grasshoppers, ladybugs, and more.

The Essig Museum of Entomology     View
"The Essig Museum of Entomology is a world-class terrestrial arthropod collection with a historical focus on surveying the insect fauna of California. Today that focus has broadened to include the eastern Pacific Rim and the islands of the Pacific Ba ...

Insect Database     View
This is a listing of the orders of the class Insecta. Descriptions of each order are displayed, which includes anatomy, economic impact, size of order, etc.

Entomology for Beginners     View
"Entomology is the study of insects. This page provides some basic information on insects. First a quick look at the anatomy of adult insects. Then a short story about the metamorphosis of insects."

University of Kentucky Entomology: Bed Bugs     View
This illustrated fact sheet describes bed bugs, "small, brownish, flattened insects that feed solely on the blood of animals." With "the widespread use of DDT during the 1940s and '50s, the bugs all but vanished." Discusses charac ...

"Crazy" Ants Wreaking Havoc in Houston-Area Households     View
May 2008 news article about invasive ants in the Houston, Texas, area that are known as "crazy raspberry ants," ("crazy" because they zigzag rather than travel in a straight line like other ants) and which "have demonstrated ...

Exotic Texas Ant, Paratrechina sp. Near Pubens     View
Fact sheet about an invasive ant that "has yet to be identified to species due to confusion regarding the taxonomy of the genus. Therefore, this ant is referred to as Paratrechina sp. nr. pubens. ... [I]n Texas, more specifically in the Houston ...



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