Community invited to get buggy at UGA insect zoo

By for CAES News

Roach races, cricket spitting and insect eating will once again highlight the annual Insect Zoo put on by the University of Georgia entomology department and the H.O. Lund Entomology Club. The zoo, now in its 26th year, will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. April 1 at the biological sciences building on UGA’s campus in Athens, Ga.

The day will also include insect displays with everything from tarantulas and honeybees to scorpions and hissing cockroaches, insect trivia, a spelling bee, an insect eating contest and arts and crafts.

Besides the insect zoo, UGA’s Entomology Department works within the local community bringing living insects, centipedes, millipedes, scorpions and spiders and museum specimens from Georgia and other parts of the world to schools, libraries, organizations or community centers for interactive display.

For more information and an updated schedule of events, visit or e-mail Marianne Robinette at

Stephanie Schupska is a news editor with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.
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