Everyone knows that if it weren't for honeybees, we'd have no honey. But did you know that if it wasn’t for a tiny insect called the chocolate midge, which pollinates cocoa flowers, there would be no chocolate bars?
Or how about this: Fruit flies are essential to medical and biological research experiments, and ants were important to the development of antibiotics.
Local entomologist Luis Santiago-Rosario thinks youngsters need to know why it's important to love bugs.
“They are the most important and diverse animals in the world," Santiago-Rosario said, "and we need to see their beauty and importance."
Read the full article by Louisiana Master Naturalist Colette Dean in the Advocate...