Creepy Crawler Insect Insights

Creepy Crawler Insect Insights

by Sherry Seethaler
     
 

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (9780137057399) by Sherry Seethaler. Available in print and digital formats.

 

Spiders, flies, butterflies, and beyond: why insects are way more

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This is the eBook version of the printed book.

This Element is an excerpt from Curious Folks Ask 2: 188 Real Answers on Our Fellow Creatures, Our Planet, and Beyond (9780137057399) by Sherry Seethaler. Available in print and digital formats.

 

Spiders, flies, butterflies, and beyond: why insects are way more fascinating than you ever imagined!

 

Just as we humans have individual, sometimes unusual, tastes–such as liverwurst, Jell-O with shredded carrots, and stinky cheeses–our eight-legged friends have theirs. Although spiders mostly dine on whatever prey comes their way, some find mosquitoes particularly tasty. One species, from East Africa, seems to have a special preference for female mosquitoes that have recently dined on blood...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780132687386
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Series:
FT Press Delivers Elements
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
15
File size:
239 KB

Meet the Author

Sherry Seethaler, a science writer and educator at University of California—San Diego, works with scientists to explain their discoveries to the public. She writes a column for the San Diego Union-Tribune answering readers’ questions about science. Seethaler holds an MS and Master of Philosophy in biology from Yale, and a PhD in science and math education from UC Berkeley. Her dissertation examined how students are taught to make sense of scientific controversy. She designed and taught the innovative university course Teaching Contemporary Scientific Controversies, and helped design UCSD’s California Teach program, which prepares science and math students to teach.

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