It's a bug's world!

Encarsia - an effective control agent for Greenhouse Whitefly


Entomology is the study of insects.  This is a huge field of study because insects are undoubtedly the largest group of terrestrial animals in the world.  Most of us are familiar with the most pesky insects, like mosquitoes, houseflies, cockroaches, and ants, but there are so many kinds that scientists aren't even close to naming them all.

Here is an excellent definition of what an insect is and a list of the major groupings of insects, called insect systematics.

Insects are found in almost every environment and they are essential for the function of the ecosystem, since there is a species to eat almost anything organic; substances as diverse as wood, dung, and carrion.  And, of course, some insects eat other insects.

The colorful Western Tussock Moth caterpillar

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Our purpose here is to explore some of the interesting and cool things about the world of the bugs. As you move through this site, you'll find info on many different types of insects, links to other sites that have good information on insects,

If you find a cool site that would interest others who are curious about bugs, please drop us a note with the link so we can add it here.