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|Comment||Eric, thank you very much. I am now more educated on these points ('juvenile' vs. adult vs. larva stage, etc.) a little bit more and I appreciate your answer. It was not condescending at all. After all, you are the Expert and that's why I asked for your help. Regarding the Cockroach Egg Parasite Wasp, Evania appendigaster, I am pleased to find out that we have another help in our battle against the cockroach menaces. Hopefully, these little guys are after the 'Asian Flying Cockroaches' that we are well aware of. I'll post that question on the blog site. Again, thanks.|
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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 AllExperts.com, 2009.
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.