I wanted to direct everyone to a really great essay about ants, termites, and using their societies as a metaphor for human society:
The Ant Analogy

I liked it so much, I couldn’t pick a chunk to excerpt. Go read the whole thing in context.

Qarrtsiluni is an online literary magazine, and actually has had several insect entries lately, from poetry to natural history essays. Enjoy!

(and thanks to dalantech for the image)

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. That blog looks interesting – I’ll keep my eye on it. Thanks!

  2. Hey, thanks for the link. I’m very pleased that some of the material in our Insecta issue is of interest to an entomologist such as yourself (and I’ve always liked your blog).

    Incidentally, you can use the sidebar link to the Insecta issue category to read all the insect-related posts: http://qarrtsiluni.com/category/insecta/
    It will run through the first week of January; it has proven to be our most popular theme. Who knew that so many poets and writers were so turned on by insects?

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