Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a beetle! Featherwing beetles are fascinating insects indeed!
It's about time I told you about pill bugs. You would be forgiven for thinking I refer to some sort of oblong Hemipteran (i.e. true bugs, which the title "bug" should truly accord with). The reality is that I could be referring to one of two quite taxonomically distinct animals. One would be forgiven for … Continue reading Pilling in the name of
Arachnophobes often recoil at the arrival of a leggy speck of black on their clothes during a peaceful stroll. Fear not, it is but a money spider!
They march along the dense tangle of vines and branches of tropical jungle, across the undergrowth of the world’s boreal forests, over the scorching crests of sand dunes, and even on the hot tarmac of our city streets. Ants are to be found almost everywhere we care to look.