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Web Sites

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.

University of Florida Book of Insect Records
http://ufbir.ifas.ufl.edu/
Learn about insect champions and their achievements.

Insect Collecting Techniques
http://www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/ythfacts/bugfun/collecti.htm
Learn how to collect and study your favorite bugs from Monte Johnson and Stephanie Bailey.

Entomology for Beginners
http://www.bos.nl/homes/bijlmakers/ento/begin.html
Basic information on the study of insects.

Insect Sound Gallery
http://www.ent.iastate.edu/list/directory/152/vid/4
Hear the sounds of a fly, cricket, cicada, hissing cockroach, mosquito, wasp, and more.

B-Eye
http://cvs.anu.edu.au/andy/beye/beyehome.html
See the world through the eyes of a honeybee.

Robinson Lab
http://www.life.uiuc.edu/robinson/
Inside the laboratory of an entomologist.

Mayfly Central
http://www.entm.purdue.edu/entomology/mayfly/mayfly.html
Everything you want to know about these short-lived insects, from the Department of Entomology at Purdue University.

Wasp and Caterpillar
http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/page21.html
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s James H. Tumlinson tells the story of one caterpillar wasp.

Monarch Watch
http://www.MonarchWatch.org/
A butterfly-watching project from the Universities of Kansas and Minnesota.

Australian Termite Mound
http://www.synaptic.bc.ca/gallery/trmit003.htm
So tall it dwarfs a tree!

From Mulberry Leaf to Silken Thread
http://www.cambodia.org/clubs/khemara/mulberry.htm
The silk story, from Khemara, a Cambodian organization.

Biology of the Honeybee
http://koning.ecsu.ctstateu.edu/Plants_Human/bees/bees.html
Bee facts from Ross Koning, biologist at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Silkworms
http://www.mediamessage.com/kayton/
Information for K-12 teachers on how to raise these silk-producing caterpillars in the classroom.

Butterfly Encounters
http://www.butterflyfarm.com/
How to attract butterflies to your own backyard.

CyberBeeNet
http://www.cyberbee.net/
A site devoted to beekeeping, honeybee biology, and honeybee research.

Bee Alert!
http://biology.dbs.umt.edu/bees/Link.HTM
This site, from the University of Montana at Missoula, offers a great set of insect and science links for kids.

Digital Dragonflies
http://dragonflies.org/
Some of the best dragonfly images on the Web, with close-ups, multiple views, and every dragonfly species imaginable!

Print

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.

 

  • Wilson

    Is this episode streamed anymore? What ways can I view it?

  • Hein Bijlmakers

    You have on this page an old link to my website Entomology for Beginners, which is outdated and does not work any more.
    The proper working link for Entomology for Beginners is http://www.bijlmakers.com/entomology/begin.htm

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