More buzzzzz about flies
Fly Times - Quarterly newsletter about flies and fly research
Systema Dipterorum -Biosystematic database of World Diptera or the primary resource of fly names and citations of the literature first naming them.
flyobsession - wonderful blog for "those who live and breathe Dipterology" and even those who are just curious about the wonderful world of flies
BugGuide.Net - help in identifying flies (and other insects)
Asilids - Robber flies
Introduction to the Diptera - from UC-Berkeley
More flap about insects
Hooper Virtual Micropaleontological Museum - The development of insect flight & other fascinating displays
Resources for Kids from the Entomological Foundation
University Cooperative Extension Fact Sheets on Insects - most public land grant universities in the U.S. have fact sheets of information about common pests encountered by homeowners and farmers
Index to Hexapod Classes and Orders - Not all six-legged (hexapods) creatures are insects, but this general entomology resource by Dr. John Meyer from North Carolina State University, provides an introduction to both scientific and common names where they exist, and much more.
Arthropods of our Homes - find out about those with whom we share our homes (in North Carolina, anyway!), from Rob Dunn's Lab Projects
Digital Illustration of Insects - Ralph W. Holzenthal American Entomologist Winter 2008
Introduction to Computerized Rendering of Scientific Illustrations - from a presentation by J. Marie Metz
Traditional Scientific Illustration of Insects - according to Joe MacGown
Bug Blogs - this is a small sampling, check these blogs for bug blogs that they follow
Entomology Today - from the Entomological Society of America
Bug Eric - all about insects, spiders, and other arthropods, mainly North America, by Eric R. Eaton
The Dragonfly Woman - not just dragonflies (although these are cool enough!), but many great educational resources and a citizen science effort looking for dragonfly swarms. See also, preserving insects in hand sanitizer for easy viewing
The Smaller Majority - a beautiful photo blog by Piotr Naskrecki
Being/Becoming a Scientist and Doing Science
What do Taxonomists Do? - "Taxonomists are critical to the basic work of biology"
Path to Becoming a Scientist - Sometimes that path is straight, but you may be surprised at how often it is more than a little circuitous!
Women in Pest Control and Entomology - survey and profiles of women in a traditionally male-dominated profession
General biology & the environment for kids of all ages*
Life Science News for Students - from Science News
Biology Websites for Kids - from the Association for Library Service to Children
NIEHS Kids' Pages - from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Learn about phylogeny & cladistics
UCMP's History of Life on Earth - from the University of California Museum of Paleontology
* special thanks to Mrs. McVey's 5th graders, Ms. Joan Wilkinson's class, Emma in Rebecca Connor's tutoring group, and Brooke Krueger's Girl Scouts for inspiring the updates/upgrade the resources geared to learners of all ages. We try not to publish links to resources advertising commercial products or whose home button leads to a commercial entity, and any that appear, do not imply endorsement. Please contact us if you find a broken link and we will try to fix it, although we did quite like the following dead link!