About us

Hi! Greetings, and welcome to Tales of Bugs!

Our website was created with a single goal in mind. To assist in public education about the strange and beautiful world of Bugs! Many people go ahead with their daily lives unaware of the critical role that these tiny, diverse, and unique organisms play in the planet’s well-being. Insects can be found almost anywhere. They are, without a doubt, the most common animals on the earth. More than 1.5 million insect species have been identified. This is three times the total number of other animals. Others argue that the insects given names represent only a tiny portion of the total number of insects found in nature. Many more are yet to be found.

A biologist uses the term bug to refer to a specific category of insects known as hemipterans. Bugs occur in various shapes, but they all have the same wing structure and feed in the same way. All insects have robust front wings covered by smaller, more sensitive hind wings. A detailed examination of a beetle reveals that it lacks a mouth and has a powerful and break-shaped organ. This is used to puncture prey or tap into plants to drink bodily fluids or sap. Bugs are unable to bite or consume solid food.

Insects eat an infinite variety of meals. Many insects are omnivorous, which means they eat a wide range of items such as plants, fungus, dead animals, decaying organic debris, and almost anything else they come across in their surroundings. Others are specialists in their diet, relying on only one plant or even one specific portion of one plant to thrive.

Insects have a critical role as primary and secondary decomposers. Without insects to help break down and dispose of garbage, dead animals and plants would build up in our environment, making things quite messy.

Insects’ importance in the food system is often overlooked. Many amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals rely solely on them for food. In certain societies, people harvest and eat insects themselves. They’re high in protein, vitamins, and minerals, and many third-world countries consider them delicacies. It’s impossible to locate an insect that isn’t consumed by humans somehow. Cicadas, locusts, mantises, grubs, caterpillars, crickets, ants, and wasps are the most popular.

We enjoy receiving feedback from our readers and publishing articles that inform people about the fascinating world of bugs. We have essays on the following topics at the time of authoring this about page:

  • Spiders
  • Ants
  • Butterflies
  • Bats
  • Cockroaches
  • Termites
  • And any other type of bug.

If all goes well, we’ll reach 100 pieces before the end of the year, with plans to issue many more in 2022 and beyond. So, get in touch! Let us know what you like to read about, and we’ll write about it!

In 2022, Tales of Bugs plans to publish a series of articles focusing on the crucial roles bugs play in our ecology and how they contribute to mother nature’s delicate balance.