Feeder Insects
Cockroaches
Mantids
Phasmids
Assassin Bugs
Beetles
Other Insects

Most herpetoculturists deal with crickets, mealworms and roaches in order to feed their reptiles or amphibians. Other species of insects are becoming more popular as pets in and of themselves, due to their bright colors and strange shapes.

mantis colorful grasshopper

Insect Zoos:

Scientific Insect Links:

General Insect Links:

Entomological publication links (PDF):

Arnqvist, et al. 2000. Sexual conflict promotes speciation in insects. PNAS 97(19): 10460-4.

Barrows, et al. 1975. Individual odor differences and their social functions in insects. PNAS 72(7): 2824-8.

Biological Survey of Canada. 1991. The importance of research collections of terrestrial arthropods.

Giles. 2005. Online access offers fresh scope for bug identification. Nature 433: 673.

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