August 17 2011 Biology Newsletter
I don't know what it's like where you live, but here in California, USA, summer time is also "bug" time! By "bug," of course, I mean insects - every size, shape, color and type you can imagine. Some good - like honey bees and the praying mantis, some bad - like cockroaches and aphids.
Did you know that insects are the dominant life form on Earth? There are over a million identified species to date, and scientists believes there may be some 30 million more just waiting for us to identify them.
Here's the latest article from the Biology site at BellaOnline.com - an introduction to the study of insects.
Entomology - The Fascinating Study of Insects
Entomology is the fascinating study of insects. Entomologists don't just capture "bugs" for collections - the study of insects is far more involved than that. Entomologists can provide critical information about crime scenes, infectious diseases and the pests that threaten our food supply.
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