Heather's Best Buggy Tips

To find your own "bad boys": 

  • Get down and dirty:  I lay down on the ground close to bugs.
  • Gently turn over logs or rocks:  I put them back when I'm done.
  • Leave on a night light: Later, I check to see who has visited. 

If you are really good:

  • Don't catch them: I spy on them instead.
  • Catch them in the act: I sketch or write about them in my journal.
  • Visit the same spot over and over: I discover who lives in the neighborhood, sneak down their trails after them, peak in on them eating dinner. 


Which bug in How Rude!  should win the "Battle for the Grossest"?

You decide!


(results are tabulated once a week)

​​​​​Bugs who burp. 

Bugs who slurp.

Bugs who eat their siblings!

Read this book to discover ten of the rudest, crudest bugs around!​​


(Click names for reviews)

...a hilarious and enGROSSing look ...

     -Lisa Tyre, author of Last in a Long Line of Rebels

Every spread begins with a disgusting tidbit...

     -Virginia Butler

...plenty of scientific information here...

  -Laura Purdie Salas, author of 125 books for children 

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​​Heather L. Montgomery                                                                                

​​Heather L. Montgomery                                                                                

Heather L. Montgomery                                                                                

Have Questions about Bugs? 

Bug Identification:www.bugguide.net

Bug Identification: http://www.whatsthatbug.com/

Ask An Entomologist: http://askentomologists.com/

​ Bugs In the House: https://www.angieslist.com/articles/entomology-home-guide-identifying-house-and-yard-insects.htm

More About the Bad Boys

Poop-shooting caterpillar video: ​ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj4eN92bxxQ


Decapitating fly video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiJgsPUYahs 

Other bad boys not in the who didn't make it into the book:

I'm a Creepy Crawly cartoon video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEUu7nsg5kI

Icky Insects song for kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYawa4piO4k