This handy little site is Behind the Bug! Maybe it’s not much to look at yet, but here I plan to organize and present all sorts of useful information about entomology and arthropod collecting. It’s a learning venture for me and you, so stick around and see if you pick up a few useful tips along the way!
What is Behind the Bug?
Behind the Bug is an up-to-date, evolving catalogue of U.S.-based entomological information. The purpose is simple: to create an easily-obtainable source for arthropod collecting, preserving, raising, and observing information. This is meant to be a reliable site with information stemming from various reliable sources, usable by anyone with the slightest interest in creepy-crawlies.
What will the content focus on?
In this blog site, I plan to provide tons of useful info on stuff like:
- Insect collecting
- Pinning and other forms of preservation
- Beneficial and pest species
- Raising common pet species (and a few uncommon choices!)
- First aid
- General identification
- Entomophagy (insects as food)
…and more! Stay with me and help contribute to the content as a source!
Who authors the page?
At present, I am the sole author of Behind the Bug. My name is Ash, and I’m a senior in high school in a homeschool program built by my mother and me. I’m a writer and an aspiring entomologist from southwest Louisiana, and I have a passion for education and responsible appreciation of nature. Unfortunately, I have no credentials at the moment, but perhaps someday I will!
Bookmark this page, and let’s see what we can learn together!
—Ash, Behind the Bug