Insects are Fascinating Creatures!
I believe that insects are the most fascinating creatures on Earth. They do
amazing things and they look really cool too. Did you know that some species of
ants raise livestock and grow crops, while others wage war and take prisoners as
slaves? There is even an insect species from Peru whose head looks like a
Insect Collecting Never Gets Old.
The field of entomology is exciting and interesting. As a child I was diagnosed with Attention
Deficit Disorder, or ADD. I got bored really easily. I had trouble sitting still and focusing on the
task at hand. This diagnosis has not changed much since I have become an adult. Operating a power plant,
selling home improvements or selling real estate does not hold my attention like finding a really cool
bug, and learning about how it lives. With over 900,000 known species of insects, boredom is
less of a problem.
I first began collecting insects when I was 10 years old and in the years since, I have gained some of my most
cherished memories. I have created this website in the hopes that others might find some of the joy that I have found
in collecting insects and studying the fascinating field of entomology.
Identifying Insects for your CollectionOnce you catch your insects, you will need to identify them for your collection. In some cases, identifying...