Welcome to /bugs/, I am bugger, created this board because I felt like arthropods and invertebrates are vastly underrated. 95% of all animal species are invertebrates and yet there is no representation of invertebrates anywhere. This is a place where you could freely talk about bugs and arthropods.
Here are the rules:
- Follow the global rules
- Keep this board bug and insect related. Anything non insect and bug related will be discouraged.
- Please keep it SFW, NSFW should be spoiled.
I am not sure if I should update the rules or not but I will try to keep you updated.
Static page just in case: https://9chan.tw/bugs/welcome-to-bugs.html
There are tons of bugs out there and tons of places to find information on bugs. First and foremost though I'll present a few places one can go to identify and learn about bugs.
The best tool we have at the moment for finding species and organisms local to you is https://www.inaturalist.org/ it's a geotagging site that features naturalists and non-naturalists posting and identifying different species as well as having their location pinned to the general area they were found. Inaturalist is also good for just finding all of the observed species of a clade by entering that clade into their species registry and then swapping over to the generated species list tab.
Additionally youtube often has tons of lectures and videos on arthropods both extinct and extant. Simply look up something along the lines of "X lecture" and expect to find dozens and maybe hundreds of videos that are sadly unappreciated.
Finally there's sci-hub.tw, libgen.is and google scholar. If you go to scholar.google.com you can use this search engine of theirs to find papers, journals and so on of just about anything for any field of science. There's a catch though, most of the time these papers and journals are locked behind paywalls. Sci-hub.tw however is a Russian site that allows you to freely access many papers and journals so long as you have either the DOI(which is going to be in the paper whether it's paywalled or not) or the title of the paper. For anything that's not a paper or journal you can also use libgen.is to find and download free pdf versions of books.
Definition of bug
1a : any of an order (Hemiptera and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects (such as an assassin bug or chinch bug) that have sucking mouthparts, forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic pests
b : any of various small arthropods (such as a beetle or spider) resembling the true bugs.
I go with definition b. All small arthropods resemble bugs. Are we not to consider a spider as a bug? Or a scorpion? Or a centipede? Or an isopod? Or even a bee?