Have you ever been out hiking and noticed a beetle crawling across your path? or spot an interesting butterfly take flight from a nearby bush? Our library has recently cataloged a collection of publications from the Colorado State University Extension called “Colorado Insects of Interest” with pictures and detailed information about common insects in Colorado, including their life cycle and eating habits. Even if you are not a budding entomologist, it will be worth taking time to browse through the list.
I found many of the names interesting, who knew that we have cat-faced spiders and pleasing fungus beetles?
The Extension Service also has a wealth of information devoted to insects on its website. In addition to basic facts about insects, they have publications on pest management, gardening tips for attracting pollinators, and field guides for identifying bees.