If you are surprised to find out how little we really know of fireflies in Singapore, you are not alone. Get your quick crash course on Singapore’s fireflies here.
Here's a little infograph on how much we know about our fireflies in Singapore.
(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) “Rarely does a single book alter the course of history, but Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring did exactly that,” reads the flyleaf of the front cover. This is the book that single-handedly brought together: A congressional hearing under orders of President John F. Kennedy The establishment of … Continue reading “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson
There are only two reasons why you are reading this right now. Perhaps, like many others here in Singapore, you have been recently subjected through yet another ninja-style blood feast by sandflies during your afternoon trip to, say, Coney Island? Or, you are here because you read our article that explained the widespread confusion between … Continue reading Don’t let sandflies ruin your next outdoor activity!
We all talk about sandflies. Those seemingly invisible blood suckers that roam the sandy shores of Singapore, from East Coast Park to Coney Island and Chek Jawa. Their presence is unknown until they deliver painful bites and then they disappear into thin air, leaving behind those red bumps that last very long and itch endlessly. … Continue reading What is a sandfly in Singapore, really? The final low-down.
Change is difficult, they say, especially when it comes to food. However, this did not deter a group of five students from promoting insect as sustainable source of protein during Sustainability Day on 10 October 2010 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). What’s the story? The Entomologist Lounge finds out. Tell us … Continue reading Insect food: Too cool for school?
Met zegt dat verandering moeilijk is, vooral als het om eten gaat. Dit weerhield een groep van vijf studenten er echter niet van om insecten te promoten als duurzame bron van eiwitten tijdens de Dag van de Duurzaamheid op 10 oktober 2010 aan De Haagse Hogeschool (HHS). Wat is het verhaal? De Entomologist Lounge komt … Continue reading Insect food: Too cool for school? (NL)
Tucked away inside an unassuming building right on the fringe of The Hague city, there is an aquaponic farm that produces 45 tonnes of fresh produce a year through its rooftop greenhouse, and 19 tonnes of fish a year through a fish farm right underneath the greenhouse. This is where urbanisation, sustainability and agriculture coexist, in … Continue reading Growing sustainable food close to home
(This is a book review by the Entomologist Lounge) There is so much about the author as it is about the book. Dr Gilbert Waldbauer is a Professor Emeritus of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA. Waldbauer writes many books post-retirement, with his aim to popularise entomology and to make it … Continue reading “Insights from Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us” by Gilbert Waldbauer
If you are a gardener by hobby and a nature enthusiast by heart, chances are that you are already familiar with the concept of insect hotels (also known as bee hotels). Offering a sanctuary to beneficial insects, especially pollinators, insect hotels are considered to be the urban solution to declining population of beneficial insects in … Continue reading Insect Hotels: A Refuge or a Fad?