Category Archives: Entomology 101


Ento 101: the Abdomen

Long neglected, I am resuming with the Ento. 101 project. Please view the disclaimer at the bottom of the Entomology 101 page. Previous: Ento. 101–Legs. The Insect Abdomen (eidonomy for now, I’ll save the guts for later) […]

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Thinking Out Loud: The Year Ahead

1 January, 2014 Formal public New Year’s resolutions are an all too rigid way of committing yourself to change, and very likely to fail. Throughout the year I am constantly planning ahead; remixing, responding and […]

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Spring Dreaming

Still battling inertia in 2013… Like others I am going through a bout of the doldrums now. While I always look forward to winter to catch up with the many tasks I ignore in the warmer months, […]

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Top Posts of 2012

Yesterday, on the 28 of December, Splendour Awaits turned one year old. On that day I said farewell to the old blog, The Bug Whisperer and began a new independent web life. With a new […]

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Ento.101: Legs

(Previous Article: Insect Wing Structure) Continuing with entomological self-education… Legs: they define the Hexapods: attached to the prothorax, mesothorax and metathorax of  most mature adults in Class Insecta are a pair of legs, giving six […]

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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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A closer look at the Purple-rimmed Carabus,

I thought I would take a closer look at the Carabus nemoralis I photographed on Sunday. I chose this photo because it has less of the coppery sheen which was previously revealed, mainly due to the flash angle. In […]

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Ento 101: Wings

Spring and now summer have brought with them the usual amount of diversions (family, work, field-trips etc.) as well as another (near) family tragedy. I have not forgotten Ento. 101; indeed I have missed my time sequestered […]

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