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Insects

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Resources
Children's Butterfly Site

Maintained by the US Geological Survey (USGS), this modest site is a nice starting point for younger users interested in butterflies. All users, however, will enjoy the butterfly photo gallery, which offers pictures of common butterflies from around the world, organized by continent. The section currently contains thumbnail images of butterflies from Western Europe and Britain and North America,...

https://www.kidsbutterfly.org/
List of World Bumblebees

Provided by the London Museum of Natural History, this site indexes the bumblebees (genus Bombus) of the world. The list is searchable by biogeographic region or species name. The introduction page features a clickable map showing bumblebee densities of the world, a scatterplot showing the relationship between date of first description, taxonomic synonymies and range size (to demonstrate possible...

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/research/projects/bo...
Ecology and Society

The journal Conservation Ecology, first reviewed in the February 4, 1998 Scout Report for Science & Engineering, has just posted a special feature issue on insect pollinator declines. Ten articles review the current state of knowledge on this topic and provide evidence (or speculations) on potential causes of pollinator declines, from population genetics through habitat degradation.

https://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol5/iss1/
Nomina Insecta Nearctica

First published by Entomological Information Services in 1996-97 in four volumes, this online checklist is a complete listing (minus synonyms) of the approximately 90,000 species of insects of North America north of Mexico. The checklist is arranged alphabetically, by taxonomic rank. Detailed information includes "the current generic name, the species name, the author or authors of the name, the...

http://www.nearctica.com/nomina/main.htm
Alien Empire

Monarch butterfly migration, termite fortresses, and the fleeting life of a mayfly are just a few of the topics covered at this educational site from PBS. "Alien Empire" is the title of a recently aired program on insects, part of PBS's series Nature. The interactive Website presents short Flash animations on insect behavior and lifecycles, puzzles and activity ideas for kids, teacher resources,...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/alien-empire-introduction/340...
EH Strickland Entomological Museum

Associated with the University of Alberta, the EH Strickland Entomological Museum has some unique features on its Web site. Along with information on some of the research being conducted and some of the interesting volunteer opportunities, this site has some cool online features. Visitors to the site can take a panoramic virtual tour to see what's behind the scenes at the entomological museum....

https://www.ualberta.ca/museums
Tales from the Hive

Yet another great site from PBS's NOVA Online. Tales from the Hive offers an up-close look at the interactions and social organizations of honey bees. Lots of vivid photographs and detailed descriptions of behavior help the visitor enjoy learning from the site. After learning how to interpret the dances bees use to tell their hivemates where to find nectar, users can test their understanding...

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/bees/
Robber Flies (Asilidae)

This Web site focuses on "one of the largest and most abundant families of present day insects" -- the Robber Flies. Maintained by Fritz Geller-Grimm of the Museum Wiesbaden in Germany and Cornell University graduate student Torsten Dikow, the site includes a variety of information on many aspects of these insects. The Asilidae section contains many resources that are most appropriate for an...

http://www.geller-grimm.de/asilidae.htm
The Antlion Pit: A Doodlebug Anthology

This Web site, edited by Mark Swanson, is "a collection of resources related to the fascinating antlion, or doodlebug." In addition to providing general information about antlions, this site contains "videos of antlion feeding behavior and metamorphosis, as well as information on how and where to find antlions." Frequently updated, the site recently added the Doodlebug Oracle, which answers...

https://www.antlionpit.com/
The Leiodid Beetles of Costa Rica

The Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad in Costa Rica provides this visually pleasing Web site on the Leiodidae, authored by S. P. Beck of Carleton University and A. F. Newton of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. A simple drop down menu allows users to access information on leiodid beetle taxonomy, distribution, life history, biogeography, collection methods, and more. Most sections...

http://www.inbio.ac.cr/cgi-sys/suspendedpage.cgi
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