Articles, reviews and mentions from other sites
Daniel Marlos shares his knowledge and love of the insect world – Excellent article from High Country News and a companion video
I hereby resign from whatsthatbug.com… – A Great post by a fan
The Bugman of Mt. Washington – June, 2011 article from the Boulevard Sentinel
Top 50 Insect Blogs winner, OnlineCourses.net – Why We Love It: A fun and factual blog site all about quelling bug-aphobia with knowledge and understanding.
“If you’ve ever searched online to try and identify that creepy-crawly in your bathroom you’ve probably visited the WhatsThatBug.com site. Curious World of Bugs gives you a hardcover version of the site from its creator, illustrated with vintage drawings reminiscent of old biology guides. This compact compendium of mini beasts offers you a glimpse into the world of infestations and fascinations. Some are strange and mysterious, others are even cute, all are endlessly intriguing.” – Six Sexy Science Books
How ‘The Curious World of Bugs’ happened… – Some Books Begin in the Most Curious Ways
science base – science news and views – It’s a Bug’s Life (Interview)
The Osgood File (CBS Radio Network): Short audio interview w/transcript
Wired Magazine – Comic-Con Round-Up: For Teens and Tweens
Monsters & Critics: Book Review “…Fun, fact filled and fascinating.”
…and going back a ways…
|Sunset Magazine, (July 2007) – Your bug questions answered|
|Whether you love ’em or hate ’em, bugs are fascinating. Just ask Lisa Anne Auerbach and Daniel Marlos, two Southern California artists and teachers who run a site called What’s That Bug? The art project turned grassroots Web phenomenon is part insect photo gallery, part community forum, and an oddly compelling read. “People use words like ‘icky, shiny bug’ to search the Net, and that’s how they find us,” Marlos explains. Now the two get photo submissions of specimens from all over the world, ranging from the common termite to mating Malaysian flower chafers. If you can’t figure out what’s bugging your garden, look through their extensive photo archive. Still baffled? Email them an image — they’ve been stumped only a few times.|
BBC – collective This week, invasion of the arthropods. (10/23/06)
Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things – Online bug identification service (07/24/06)
BBC News – Webscape (03/10/06)
Sacramento News and Review (11/17/05)
USA Today (06/07/2004)
Yahoo! Pick of the Week (05/11/03)
Other useful/interesting sites
The best place to identify Sphinx Moths or Hawk Moths is Bill Oehlke’s excellent Sphingidae of the Americas website
If you can’t identify your North American Moth, try the Moth Photographers Group
Unknown Australian bugs may be researched at the Brisbane Insects and Spiders website
For unknown Crane Flies, we highly recommend the Crane Flies of Pennsylvania website
The Caterpillars of the Eastern Forests website will help with many unknown caterpillars.
Lambert Smith’s Insecta – http://www.insecta.co.za
Insectclopedia – http://www.insectclopedia.com
For questions about Spiders, we recommend Spiders.us
When in doubt, you can always visit the Bug
Guide to see if Troy Bartlett has a photo of your mystery
The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin
at Madison has a great user friendly site.
Check out the Bug People for another California site we recommend.
The Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America is a great book.
Shelly Cox has a beautiful blog, MObugs (she is in Missouri).
Backwards Bees – Organic, treatment-free beekeepers in Los Angeles.