Author Archives: Adrian D. Thysse

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Ento. 101: Wing Structure and Venation

The saga continues: Entomology 101: Wing Structure and Wing Venation. In the last section I introduced insect wings and will now move on to look at wing structure and venation. This post will confine itself […]

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Sunday Bugfest 9

This last week has been a bit of a blur, but I have managed to pick up a few buggy links. ◊ Opening with the bug-blog Queen — Bug Girl herself — speaking about her own blog, […]

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Time for a cuddle…

An Alex Wild image posted on Google+ showed how photographs can misrepresent reality. (See the photo in Humanizing the Hordes at Photosynthesis). It reminded me of this photograph, taken not long after a day of rain: Photographed on a poplar leaf on the 19 September, […]

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Sunday Bugfest 8

A set of buggy finds from the last week: ◊ Clay Bolt from the photo project, Meet Your Neighbours, shows how he does the bright-white backgrounds that typifies MYN:   ◊ Entomologist Dr Art Evans is a Research […]

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Mating Hoverflies on Black

This pair of hover flies (Syrphidae, possibly Allograpta obliqua Genus Sphaerophoria¹) stand out strongly against a black background. In the days of film, when many cameras only had a flash sync. speed of 1/60 sec., and you were […]

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Sunday Bugfest 7

Another collection of my bug-based discoveries from the last week… ◊ There is more and more talk about the value of urban beehives. One company is trying to bring beekeeping into the space age. Learn more about […]

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Moth

The nice thing about being an amateur bug-watcher is that you can often still be struck by the commonplace, appreciating what others might hold in disdain. For instance, what I initially thought of us a distinctive, handsome […]

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Amazing Animation–Spider Catches Moth

  Somehow I missed it when it first came out in 2010. Amazing work by the team at Polynoid. Hat-tip to Micro Voyages.

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