Category Archives: Insect



I got a new lens quite some time ago that I was really looking forward to. Unfortunately, it is too big and bulky to take on interesting travels, so I took it to a butterfly garden … which didn’t let me use the flash that the lens really requires.

Then I spent a year not doing much traveling or photography at all. Maybe I’ll get to use it more come summer.



“Excuse me, but I think I dropped something. My labial palpi!”

“Do you have a map? Because I just keep on getting lost in your ommatidia.”

“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven or did you just slowly tumble down, blown about by extremely mild winds?”

“Is it room temperature in here or is it just you?”

“You’re so sweet, you’re giving me a tarsusache.”

“Do you come here often or have you only been flight capable for an hour or so?”



This dragonfly suggests that, if you are displeased with the state of the world, you should burn it all down and start over. However, dragonflies are positioned to benefit greatly from global warming, so this dragonfly may not be a neutral party.

Why are you considering advice from a dragonfly anyway? They’re brains are extremely small.

Anyway, burying things deep into the earth or drowning them in the ocean is a more responsible use of carbon.