Entomology (Study of Bugs)/why

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Why do you study entomology and do you work in the field or in a lab. Do you like studying entomology and if so why or why not. Last question do you know Mr. Kimble because this is the project he makes his students do.

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JR:

My apologies for the delay!

I studied entomology because it is interesting and because there aren't many experts in the subject that can speak to the public on their level.

I used to work in both the lab AND the field, but I haven't worked in entomology since 2004.  I volunteer on this site and use my "powers" for good and help anyone that I can.  I have a lot of friends and coworkers that bring insects to me for ID all the time.

I'm sorry, but I don't know Mr. Kimble.  

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Nathan Riggs

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I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you. You may also join my group page on Facebook and post your picture at www.facebook.com/groups/antmans.hill/.

Experience

22+ years' experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health (I was part of the R&D team that worked to develop FrontLine flea and tick products) and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.

Publications
Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener SCION Newsletter, GardenStyleSA e-Newsletter

Education/Credentials
BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)

Awards and Honors
2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.

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