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A nice gift idea for butterfly fans

A nice gift idea for butterfly fans

Subject: Butterflies Book
November 25, 2015 1:42 pm
Hi Daniel,
I’ve been reading through your blog and there is so much amazing information here! I’ve seen bugs that I never knew existed before. What a great resource on the web.
I’m writing because I think your readers will love our new book, Butterflies. The book features some of the most colorful, spectacular and sometimes weird examples of the world’s butterflies and moths. Thomas Marent’s stunning photographs provide a close-up view of the remarkable family of insects known as Lepidoptera. The macro photography complements the enlightening text written by zoologist Ronald Orenstein, who explains the scientific curiosities of these amazing insects. Examples include such seldom-seen species as the green dragontail (Indonesia), Mexican kite-swallowtail (Costa Rica), the alpine black swallowtail (China) and European sulphurs.
Would you like a review copy? If so, send me your mailing address and I’ll send one off to you.
Signature: Caroline Young

December 2, 2015
Dear Caroline,
The Butterflies arrived today and we haven’t opened it yet.  We cannot get past the stunningly beautiful cover
image of an amorous pair of Marbled White Butterflies (see Butterflies).  Do you have an image to accompany the posting we will be writing?

Possible Link Topic
Location: New York
February 3, 2012 6:26 pm
Hi Daniel:
I thought this article may be something your readers enjoy.
10 Bugs 5,000 Cuter Than Puppies Or Kittens
I’d appreciate your taking a look at it, and if looks good, suggesting it to your readers. We are a new start trying to introduce ourselves, so I’d very much appreciate the link if you think us worthy.
Thanks very much for your time,
Kat Zand
Signature: Kat

Dear Kat,
Thanks so much for your link promoting aesthetic appreciation of bugs.  Alas, we cannot post your submitted image as it has a National Geographic copyright, but we are going live with your letter today.

BioQuip Holiday Open House
December 2, 2011 1:52 pm
Hi Daniel,
We would love for you to come to the BioQuip Holiday Party.  Here is a link with details.
We would also love to link you page to our FaceBook or at least have you be one of our FB friends.
Celia Whitman MS
Operations Manager
BioQuip Products, Inc.
2321 E. Gladwick St.
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-6209
ph: 310-667-8800 x262
fax: 310-667-8808

Hi Celia,
I am not certain that I will be able to attend, however, I will post your holiday party notice for our readership.

Thanks Daniel!
I will be sure to post about your site on our FaceBook & Twitter?  BQ is just getting started with social networking and we like to share cool bug sites with our followers.  Please feel free to send any of your readers to us for collecting gear or books.
If you can’t make the party but you do get a chance to stop by some other time please be sure to have them call upstairs and get me so I can meet you in person.
Thanks for writing back so promptly.

Silver Cicada
Location: Upstate NY
November 14, 2011 7:36 pm
First let me start off by saying I love your site. I frequently use it to identify insects and ’bugs’ in attempt to educate my neighbourhood.
Now to the meat. My wife makes fine silver jewelry and often moulds dead insects we find exploring our world, creating some stunning pieces if I do say so myself 🙂 I thought you might be interested in her work and if you liked it maybe you’d consider some free advertising in the form of a post!
If the subject seemed misleading, I aplogize. Thanks for all you do.
Signature: Chris, husband in charge of marketing

Cicada Jewelry

OK Chris,
WE cannot resist the urge to be a bit catty, but it is all in good fun.  Does the jeweler have a name, or is she just your wife?  Do prospective buyers rub their cellular telephones over our posting to order a necklace or do you have a web site?  Daniel would love a Toe-Biter belt buckle.

Oh dear… Sorry ’bout that, (insert space-case excuse here). My wife’s name is Kim Kaye. She’s been making jewelry for a long time and recently decided to make a go at it. She mixes silver with insects, bones (found only) and semi-precious stones to make some pretty nifty things. Her website is . A portion of her sales go towards fighting white nose syndrome, which has devastated New York’s small brown bat population.
And now I’m off to go check the air pressure in my head (I may be bald, but I’m still blonde 🙂 )
Thanks again for everything you guys do!

We fully endorse the Bat Benefit.

Silver Cicada Feature -Thank You
November 23, 2011 5:36 pm
Hello! Last week, my husband Chris submitted a photo of my Silver Cicada Necklace, and you very kindly featured it with a link to my shop as well as the information about my bat donations. I just want to thank you for the wonderful exposure, both for my jewelry and for the struggle against White-nose Syndrome. I’ve received many visits directly from WTB, and it’s nice knowing that others who appreciate insects and maybe bats too are taking a peek!
I also thought you might like to know that the cicada necklace has sold, but I do have a few other insect pieces and hope to continue adding more. One very ambitious plan will involve molding a praying mantis we found, a natural death as always. I have no experience making belt buckles, but if Daniel is serious about the Toe-Biter, I’m certainly willing to give it a shot provided we come across one! 🙂
Thanks so much again,
Signature: Kimberley Kaye

Hi Kimberley,
Thanks for the update and additional information.  We don’t know how long we will be able to keep your advertisement as a feature, but we also have it archived on our Giftshop tag, though we really don’t have anything else in the Giftshop.  We keep thinking we need T-Shirts or something there, but there never seems to be enough time to embark on such endeavors.  We apologize for neglecting to make your website notice a live link.  We just noticed that on this update.  Hopefully you will get even more traffic from What’s That Bug? now that there is a live link.  If that Toe-Biter belt buckle becomes available, please let us know.