In January, we first posted the announcement that we are writing a book.  We have completed negotiations with our agent and editor at Penguin and finalized the deal, and we have purchased a new computer.  Now we need to actually write our book.  This will not be an identification guide and it will not be a scientific text.  To quote from our proposal “Rather than using the Q&A format, the book will be a compendium of accumulated information, and instead of concentrating of species identification in the way a field guide does, the What’s That Bug? book will be more of a general overview of groups of bugs.”  Hopefully, our book of curious facts, myths and insect lore will be completed by October, but that won’t happen if we spend hours each day responding to questions.  Though we have threatened in the past to limit the number of postings, the truth of the matter is that we love receiving letters and posting responses, and we have recently spent hours each day on the website.  Please be patient as we try to shift some of our attention to meeting our commitment to our agent and editor and making good on our promise.  Chances are quite good that if you have a question, using our in site search engine should lead you to an answer.  If your direct question does not receive an answer, please do not take it personally.  It is because of our own time constraints.

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