Beyond mosquitoes: Book celebrates aquatic bugs of Alaska

May 25, 2012 

Three Juneau-area insect aficionados have published a 140-page guide to Alaska's aquatic insects, and in an interview with the Juneau Empire they offer tips for finding and photographing them.

[Co-author Kathy] Hocker said the trio wanted to the book to be interesting for people of all ages.

"I was hoping to touch on the kid in everybody," she said. "The kid who liked to go scoop nets through ponds and wasn't afraid to look at a big crawly insect to look at its eyes, for example."

"We tried to be thorough without being complete," Hocker said. "There's still so much that's not known about aquatic insects in Alaska. It's a huge state and we're basing our knowledge on samples. But there are always new things being discovered."

Read more at the Juneau Empire: Alaska's insect inhabitants: Experts share stories on finding, gathering and presenting information in new book

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