I suppose it was only a small step from butterflies and dragonflies to being interested in other n-legged friends (where n => 6). I have a rudimentary field guide to insects but there are so many subspecies that precise identification seems horrendously difficult. Besides, the field guide seems to expect one to have a dead specimen to study, usually the hapless creature’s genitalia, with a microscope or hand lens. Apart from the indignity, as a casual observer I refuse to kill to identify.
Here’s a collection of the other multi-legged beasts that we’ve snapped so far.
|Bees & Wasps|
|Other Flying Critters|
|The Water World|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets|
|Fire Bug||Ground Bug||Leafhopper||Froghopper|
|Stonefly||House Centipede||Stick Insect|