What is an entomologist?
An entomologist is an scientist who specializes in studying insects. Just like every other science discipline, entomologist study insects from many different perspectives. Entomologists usually focus on one type of insect and specialize on that or on a few different types of insects. Some entomologist want to document and understand the amazing behavior of the insect that they study and others want to learn how they impact their environment. Theses are just some of the many different ways in which scientist study insects. Most importantly they share what they learn with the public to help us better understand why these tiny creatures that many of us don't pay attention to are hugely important to the environment.
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P.S. Below is a photo of what an entomologist in the field looks like! (PhD student Kelsey Scheckel photographed doing field work collecting ants at Sagehen Creek Field Station near Tahoe)
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