Tag: Insects

The Ant Analogy

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 […]

Project Insect

Another of my “what I learned at the Entomology Meeting” posts: Project Insect (International Spectrum of Enormous Crawling Things). Their mission: “We educate the general public on the science of entomology, ecosystem preservation, and global […]


No, not more about insects and porn! This is one of the things I learned about at the Entomology meetings. Bugwood is a huge network to store and index Creative Commons photos and resources for […]

Nifty Insect Art!

I really love the random Flickr feed on my blog, and I find all sorts of neat photos that way. One of the more interesting things I found recently was someone using a kaleidoscope filter […]

Insect Zodiac signs?

Err…wha? “On the website Oroscopo Degli Insetti, 14 spineless critters represent the arthropod version of your astrological self. “ Rubber Slippers explains it for you. Well, Sort of. I am apparently a wasp (Vespa)–as translated […]

Insect Sutras

Yet more fascinating stuff from Asia: “One example of Buddhism’s reverence for this sacrifice of life is a prayer service performed every September in Agui-cho, Aichi Prefecture. Held since the Heian period (which makes the […]

Most. Awesome. Missed. Connection. Ad. Ever.

Wow. Via Bedbugger, which is a blog where people tell their tales of woe: this Craig’s list add (see a screenshot here): I had bedbugs, you had herpes Reply to: pers-xxxxxxxxx@craigslist.org Date: 2007-11-29, 7:27PM EST […]

Insect Eye Candy

Oh, this is gorgeous! Check out Form and Pheromone. And make sure you don’t have any work that needs to get done for a while as you click through all the beautiful work on the […]

Japan, insects, and a high jump

Something fun for a Friday afternoon!  I have commented before on how I find Japanese culture both baffling and fascinating. The butt-biting bug was one example–here’s another one. A game show contest that involves a […]