His colleagues and friends call him “Maggot Man.” He is one of the world’s foremost forensic entomologists, and even in that darkly cheery profession, he stands out for his sense of humor and encyclopedic curiosity. He is of course an editorial board member of the Annals of Improbable Research. He is a much-published author. He is the subject of a remarkable play. He is Mark Benecke. If you’ve got a crime scene with insects, call him. Or for now, explore his home page, which is here.