Insects for Fun!

An informational podcast covering all things insect and arthropod, hosted by a master in entomology! Join me every Tuesday to learn something new from notable species to broad topics and lore! You can support the show and get extra episodes here: patreon.com/user?u=46499107 Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com

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Welcome to Insects for Fun! 

 

It doesn't matter if you love or hate insects; this podcast is for everyone! Let's dive into a strange world and uncover crazy facts and mysteries about all things entomology!  

Episodes

2 days ago

Today we are taking a closer look at one of the most easily recognized species of butterflies in the world. The common white or cabbage white butterfly. These insects are easily overlooked, but they've got some pretty cool behaviors and adaptations beneath the surface.
 
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Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Today's artists: Shingo Sekiguchi and Kei Kawaguchi. 

Tuesday Apr 09, 2024

This week we look at my favorite group of orthoptera, tettigoniidae also known as katydids and bush crickets. Many people get these insects confused for others like grasshoppers or even cicadas (because of their songs) but they hold a special place in the insect class. Today we learn about their songs, behaviors, and much more. 
 
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Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 

Tuesday Apr 02, 2024

This week we look into the brief but amazing lives of mayflies covering their behaviors, life cycles, cultural importance, and mating rituals. 
 
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Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music featuring: Masaki Tomiyama

Tuesday Mar 26, 2024

This week is all about the beautiful and voracious green lacewing! We learn about their life cycle, their habits, and why people love to have them around their gardens. 
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Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music featuring Kazuya Morita

Tuesday Mar 19, 2024

This week we break down what it means to be a horseshoe crab and talk about the mechanics behind their blue blood and why it's so important. 
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Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6

Tuesday Mar 05, 2024

Today is one of the Patreon exclusive episodes talking about discoveries and broader topics in the world of Entomology. There's much more where this came from over on Patreon.com/Insects for fun. 
 
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Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music provided from Lofi Girl with featured Artist: HM Surf

Harvestmen/Daddy Long Legs!

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

Tuesday Feb 27, 2024

This week we look at Harvestmen! The strange spider-like but not quite spider arthropods that roam the earth. We'll go over some fun names, myths, legends, behaviors, and defenses! 
 
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IG: https://www.instagram.com/insects4fun/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085443614825
Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music featuring artists: HM Surf, Squeeda, Brillion, and Takada Fu. 

Isopods as Pets 101!

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

Tuesday Feb 20, 2024

This week we look at the booming and lucrative business of isopods as pets! Let's dive into the different options, and prices for designer isopods, and how to build their enclosures and care for them. 
 
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IG: https://www.instagram.com/insects4fun/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085443614825
Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music featuring artists: Kei Kawaguchi, Takada Fu, and Toshiki Hayashi
 

Tuesday Feb 13, 2024

This week we look at one of America's most venomous caterpillars and learn about some of their unique traits along with what happens if you get stung. 
 
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IG: https://www.instagram.com/insects4fun/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085443614825
Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music from Lofi Girl featuring: HM Surf and S N U G. 

Tuesday Feb 06, 2024

Today we are taking a look at some crazy looking insects known as Harlequin beetles. This beetle is so unique that it doesn't share any relatives under its genus, but its uniqueness goes beyond appearance...
 
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IG: https://www.instagram.com/insects4fun/
FB: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100085443614825
Email: Insectsfordummies@gmail.com 
Discord -> https://discord.gg/pDJH3CYcG6
 
Music from Lofi Girl featuring: HM Surf and Brillion. 
 

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