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Zelus luridus
Zelus luridus  

Zelus luridus
Zelus luridus  
Photographic Permission
I write the blog for the Springfield Plateau Chapter of the Missouri Master Naturalists as well as volunteer teaching at the 5th grade WOLF school Bug Club.  I go to your blog regularly and use you photographs in the classroom (only) frequently to demonstrate "bugs" in views such as eggs and larvae to supplement my photographs.

I would like to use your picture Zelus luridus eggs on the blog at    I would attribute it to you with a hot link to the source site.
Please let me know if this is permissible. 

Incidentally we have a luridus nymph alive and well, found on a lichen covered fallen branch after a 20 degree cold spell of several days so at least one is surviving the winter so far.


I very much appreciate you asking permission, thank you.

Your own images are great, too!  Would enjoy establishing a mutually-beneficial professional relationship, if you are so inclined.

First, you have my permission to use the image of the assassin bug eggs.

I would be happy to provide the original file (it may be of lower resolution if you simply take it from online).  Just e-mail me at:


I know I could benefit by some of your images, would be happy to link to your own blog, and otherwise collaborate.  Thank you.


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Eric R. Eaton


I answer insect and spider identification questions ONLY. Attach images if possible. No "what bit me?", "what do I feed this bug in captivity?", or science fair project questions please. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT INSECT PHYSIOLOGY.


Principal author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America. Professional entomologist employed previously at University of Massachusetts, Chase Studio, Inc., and Cincinnati Zoo; contract work for West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, Smithsonian Institution, and Portland (Oregon) State University.

Author, Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Missouri Conservationist magazine, Ranger Rick, Birds & Blooms, Timeline (journal of the Ohio Historical Society). I have contributed to several books as well.

Oregon State University, undergraduate major in entomology, did not receive degree.

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One of the top 50 experts in all categories for, 2009.

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Principal author of the Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America, Smithsonian Institution (contract), Cincinnati Zoo (employer), Portland State University (contract), Chase Studio, Inc (employer), Arkansas Museum of Discovery (guest speaker). Currently seeking speaking engagements, leadership roles at nature festivals, workshops, and ecotours.

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