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Ten Habits of Highly Successful Entomologists

By Josh Lancette

What makes a successful entomologist? Undoubtedly, there are many factors, including intelligence, a hard work ethic, educational opportunities, relationships, character, perhaps even luck, just to name a few.

However, while these things might be replicable to some degree, we wanted to dig a bit deeper. What do successful entomologists do day in and day out? What are their consistent practices and habits?

So we decided to ask some people who would know: successful entomologists. We talked to folks from all kinds of areas of entomology and asked them if they had any habits that they thought helped them to be successful. Some clear trends emerged.

Without further ado, here are 10 habits of successful entomologists:


1. Start the morning right

2. Make time to think

3. Find a mentor, be a mentor

4. Get some exercise

5. Value relationships

6. Follow your passion, flexibly

7. Step outside entomology

8. Stay organized and pay attention to details

9. Get outside your comfort zone

10. Harness the power of social media

Phil Torres