For those interested in learning more about the insect world, we recommend the following Web sites. All links are valid as of April 9, 1999.
Learn about insect champions and their achievements.
Learn how to collect and study your favorite bugs from Monte Johnson and Stephanie Bailey.
Basic information on the study of insects.
Hear the sounds of a fly, cricket, cicada, hissing cockroach, mosquito, wasp, and more.
See the world through the eyes of a honeybee.
Inside the laboratory of an entomologist.
Everything you want to know about these short-lived insects, from the Department of Entomology at Purdue University.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s James H. Tumlinson tells the story of one caterpillar wasp.
A butterfly-watching project from the Universities of Kansas and Minnesota.
So tall it dwarfs a tree!
The silk story, from Khemara, a Cambodian organization.
Bee facts from Ross Koning, biologist at Eastern Connecticut State University.
Information for K-12 teachers on how to raise these silk-producing caterpillars in the classroom.
How to attract butterflies to your own backyard.
A site devoted to beekeeping, honeybee biology, and honeybee research.
This site, from the University of Montana at Missoula, offers a great set of insect and science links for kids.
Some of the best dragonfly images on the Web, with close-ups, multiple views, and every dragonfly species imaginable!
We recommend the following books for those interested in the subjects presented in ALIEN EMPIRE.
——. THE HIVE AND THE HONEY BEE. New York: Dadant & Sons, 1992.
——. NATURE ENCYCLOPEDIA. New York: DK Publishing, 1998.
Brodsky, Andrei. THE EVOLUTION OF INSECT FLIGHT. Oxford,UK: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Kite, L. Patricia. SILKWORMS. New York: LPK Science, 1997.
Knopp, Malcolm. MAYFLIES: AN ANGLER’S STUDY OF TROUT WATER EPHEMEROPTERA. New York: Greycliff, 1997.
Mound, Laurence, and Stephen Brooks. INSECTS (DK POCKETS SERIES). New York: DK Publishing, 1995.
Pringle, Laurence. AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE: THE STORY OF A MONARCH BUTTERFLY. New York: Orchard Books, 1997.
Spradbery, J. Philip. WASPS: AN ACCOUNT OF THE BIOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF SOLITARY AND SOCIAL WASPS. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 1973.
Stone, Lynn. THE REMARKABLE FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS (ANIMAL ODYSSEYS). New York: The Rourke Book Company, 1991.
Telford, Carole. THROUGH A TERMITE CITY. New York: Heineman Library, 1998.