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Ever in the San Francisco Bay Area?
January 12, 2011 8:55 pm
Hello Daniel-
Are you ever in the San Francisco Bay Area? If you are ever in the area, we would love to have you in to speak and sign The Curious World of Bugs. The Bone Room Presents is a natural history salon in Berkeley, California. A new endeavor right next door to Berkeley’s venerable natural history store, The Bone Room, the salon functions as an art gallery and space for book signings, lectures, and practical classes, all with a natural history theme.
Previous presenters have included Stiff author Mary Roach; NCSE Exectutive Director and author of Evolution vs Creationism: An Introduction Eugenie Scott, and Mythbusters’ Adam Savage.
Erin Kerrigan
The Bone Room Presents

The Curious World of Bugs

Dear Erin,
Thank you for your interest.  I am quite flattered, however, I would need more details.  We can discuss this offline?

the curious world of bugs
January 4, 2010
hi daniel,
just wanted to say that my husband gave me your book “The Curious World Of Bugs
for christmas. i was thrilled to receive your book and i am enjoying it immensely! i am very
happy you wrote the book. i so enjoy your perspective.
venice kelly

Thanks for the positive feedback Venice.

We just learned that the Well-Read Naturalist has selected The Curious World of Bugs as the first book in the Twelve Natural History Books of Christmas List.

The Curious World of Bugs

The Curious World of Bugs

Black Friday:  November 26, 2010
Daniel’s book has been on the shelves for just over a month and a half.  Have you had a chance to read The Curious World of Bugs, yet? If so, please consider writing a review on
The more reviews that there are, the more ‘interesting’ it is to various people, search engines, etc.

Is it a sallow moth?
Location: Los Angeles, CA
November 12, 2010 6:50 pm
I saw this moth on the wall of the library a short while ago. It’s not green at all, but the markings looked similar to the sallow moth, but probably it’s not. Can you help me identify it?
By the way, thanks so much for WTB and The Curious World of Bugs. Each time I start reading the book or the site, I learn something new and amazing.
Signature: Z.

Painted Tiger Moth

Hi Z.,
This little beauty is known as a Painted Tiger Moth,
Arachnis picta, and it is a relatively common species in Southern California.  Each year in the late fall and early winter, numerous individuals are attracted to the porch light at our Mt Washington, Los Angeles offices.  We frequently see and photograph mating pairs and females laying eggs.  The eggs hatch in about 10 days and after a first meal of the egg shell, the minuscule caterpillars disperse, becoming general feeders of the Woolly Bear type.  We are happy to hear that you are enjoying and learning from both the website and Daniel’s book.

Thank you so much for replying me so soon.
All the best,

Maria Gagliano, Daniel’s editor at Penguin/Perigee, just provided a blog posting that contextualizes the book writing process from the beginning.  Get a peek behind the scenes by visiting:

The Curious World of Bugs