Conserving Culture Through Cambodian Silk

boiling silkworm cocoons

By Laura Kraft This post is the sixth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. There’s a rhythmic clacking of wooden looms as you walk through the workshop at […]

Bugs Cafe: The Can’t-Miss Culinary Attraction in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bugs Cafe, David Blouzard

By Laura Kraft This post is the fifth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. Imagine a crispy, fried spring roll. It has that characteristic crunch on the outside, […]

A New Species of Ant Found in Cambodia

Crematogaster-indosinensis

A new species of ant has been discovered in Cambodia by researchers from Japan. Its name is Crematogaster indosinensis, and it is described in Annals of the Entomological Society of America. During the researchers’ field surveys, they collected one colony that contained four worker ants of the new species. The new species was described based […]

New Scarab Beetle from Cambodia Named After Roman Goddess of Love

Termitotrox-venus-wp

A team of Japanese scientists found and described a new species of scarab beetle from Cambodia. The beetle was named Termitotrox venus after Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty and love. The study was published in the open-access journal ZooKeys. Mr. Kakizoe and Dr. Maruyama from the Kyushu University in Japan discovered the new scarab […]