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This photoblog is intended to be of interest to both specialists and hobbyists, and to be informative to both the casual enthusiast and the idly curious. I personally entered entomology only recently, almost by accident, and I wanted to share the many fascinating glimpses into another world that this field has provided me. The amazing thing about insects is that you can live in the same house in the same city for twenty years and still walk out into your backyard one day and see something you’ve never seen before.
“Two-legged creatures we are supposed to love as we love ourselves. The four-legged, also, can come to seem pretty important. But six legs are too many from the human standpoint. ” ~Joseph W. Krutch
For each person living in the world today there are over a billion living insects. They live on us, in us, around us, and far away from us. They’ve adapted to every kind of environment and exhibit almost any lifestyle imaginable, and some you never imagined. Take a closer look and prepare to be amazed.
Alison Bockoven is an Entomology graduate student at Texas A&M University. Her research is focused on genetic variation in the foraging behavior of the red imported fire ant. This website is not affiliated with Texas A&M.
Email Alison at email@example.com.
Alison will now stop referring to herself in the third person. Here, have a picture: