Why are Insects Important?

Written by Nancy Miorelli

You know, it seems strange that it’s taken us more than 3 years to address this question! I’ve been doing a few interviews recently and I keep getting asked “Why are Insect Important?” In fact, it was the FIRST questions that I had to fill out for my Real Scientists welcome introduction!

So – I tweeted about it!

Nancy Miorelli, @SciBugs, is living in the Ecuadorian Cloud Forest in the Maquipucuna Reserve.
To help fund her stay she sells eco-friendly bug jewelry featuring jewel beetle shells and an Ecuadorian nut called Tagua!
Check out her shop SciBugsCollections on Etsy!


  1. 2004. The Fruit Fly in YouNASA Science 
  2. Peplow W. 2005. Insects Tapped for Better RubberNature News 
  3. Wilson E. 1999. What’s That Stuff? Light Sticks. Chemical Engineering and News 77(3): 65

About SciBugs

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