Living With Cryptocercus garciai

Aint no bugs on mePreviously, I posted about the several species of Cryptocercus wood roaches and the species descriptions. One species described in the 1999 paper, Cryptocercus garciai, was named after Rock Muscian, Jerry Garcia, of the Greatful Dead. It has been noted that Jerry Garcia and the Greatful Dead were associated with roaches of a different sort. There is an additional connection. Garcia teamed with David Grisman to produce an album in 1993, “For Kids Only”, containing the song, “There ain’t no bugs on me”. The song was later made into a children’s book, released in 1999.

Craig A. Burnside, Paul T. Smith and Srinivas Kambhampati. 1999. Three New Species of the Wood Roach, Cryptocercus (Blattodea: Cryptocercidae), from the Eastern United States. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 72: 361-378.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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