Face It, Bugs Rule
Welcome to my new favorite spot on the internet*, the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab’s Flickr page. It’s got more than a thousand macro portraits of bees, wasps, beetles, birds, butterflies, hoppers and who-knows-whats. And they are all Creative Commons licensed!
Sure, it’s interesting to imagine all that lies beyond our reality, the depths of space, the invisible portions of the electromagnetic spectrum, but when we turn our eyes to that which is smaller … we have freaky little beady eyes staring back at us WHAT ARE THESE WEE BEASTIES?!
Just one more thing that I can’t help pointing out: See that little triad of eye spots on the forehead of most of these species? Say hello to “dorsal ocelli”, the simple light-sensing eyespots present on the heads of most insects (AKA “the reason you can’t swat a fly before it flies away”)
*sure to change within a few days