BROOKINGS – Summer is a time when we find more and more insects around – at our picnics, in our houses and in our gardens.
Large or small, beautiful or strange, it’s hard to tell who’s friend and who’s foe.
On Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. in the Brookings Public Library Cooper Room, entomologist Buyung Hadi will help everyoone sort it all out. He will talk about the insects that are in homes and gardens this time of year, as well as share some of his more interesting insect adventures.
People are welcome to bring specimens for Hadi to identify. The best way to keep a specimen is to put it in a vial or used small jar.
If necessary, one can fill the jar with rubbing alcohol to kill and keep the insect. Don't fill the jar with rubbing alcohol if the specimen is a caterpillar, a butterfly or a moth.
A portable digital microscope and projector will allow everyone to get an enlarged view of the specimens.
Buyung Hadi works at SDSU as the pesticide educator and urban entomology coordinator.
In past years he was on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Garden Line.
For more information, call the Brookings Public Library at 692-9407.