What is a sandfly in Singapore, really? The final low-down.

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.

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Insect food: Too cool for school?

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?

“Insights from Insects: What Bad Bugs Can Teach Us” by Gilbert Waldbauer

(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