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Numismatic Entomology

While Aristotle was studying the living world, including insects, other Greeks of the ancient world were probably collecting coins of their ancestors. The study of insects and of coins are probably equally ancient. The direct link between the two seemingly unrelated fields is even more ancient. Among the very first true coins, little lumps of…

The Fulgorid family of planthoppers is characterized by some bizarre features including wavy filamentous tails and elaborate head protuberances.
Short Tailed Mealybug (Pseudococcus spp.)

Mealybugs are cryptic insects covered with a white waxy powder.
Lantern Bug

Tropical Fulgorids account for some of the largest planthoppers.

With an exclusive diet of plant juices, leafhoppers produce a sweet byproduct known as honeydew.

Cicada own the reputation of being the loudest animal in the world.
Numismatic Entomology, Ancient Greek Coinage

Collection of Butterfly Stamps Butterflies of Ancient Mexico, Cultural Entomology Digest 4The ancient Greeks produced the most artistically beautiful coins ever seen. These miniature masterpieces pictured gods and goddesses, mythological scenes, portraits and animals including insects. In some cases the insect was a principle part of the design. Entomological subjects include bees, beetles, butterflies, cicadas,…
Cultural Entomology by Dr Charles Hogue

Reproduced, with permission, from the Annual Review of Entomology, Vol 32, copyright; 1987 by Annual Reviews Inc. Dr. Hogue’s article includes definitions, literature and language, music and the performing arts, graphic and plastic arts, interpretive history, philosophy, religion and folklore, recreation and curiousities, ethnoentomology, species of special cultural significance, conclusion, and acknowledgements. Dr. Hogue contributed…
Cultural Entomology Digest: First Issue June

Welcome to the premier issue of Cultural Entomology Digest. This work is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Charles Hogue of the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History. Cultural Entomology Digest was created with the primary mission of helping people to really see the significance of insects within human culture. The Digest provides a gold…