En?t[oy]mology

Greg Ingersoll

Mon 16 July 2012 - 20:45:00 CDT

#software

Driving home today, I was listening to a podcast discussing beekeeping and the strange disappearance of bees. They mentioned the Latin names of some desirable (to bees) flowers and also of the bees themselves.

I had to wonder if anyone out there studies the origins of names of insects. Would that person be an entomologist, etymologist, or both?

(Oh, the title: if you need a good online resource for learning about or testing regular expressions, check out http://rubular.com.)

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