Other Arthropods

I suppose it was only a small step from butterflies and dragonflies to being interested in other n-legged friends , where n => 6.

My initial instinct was to title this page Other Insects but, of course, insects have 6 legs and only 6 legs. So, pedantic as it may sound, this page is more correctly titled Other Arthropods. Well, we might as well get it right. 🙂

I have a couple field guides to insects, one of which makes the same insect mistake: Chinery’s Insects of Britain and Western Europe includes spiders, centipedes and millipedes, too. Maybe Arthropods of Britain and Western Europe doesn’t sound catchy enough. Conversely, Paul Brock’s excellent Insects of Britain and Ireland is technically correct since it excludes any critters having more than 6 legs.

Here’s a collection of the Other Arthropods that we’ve snapped so far.

Bee-flies
Sawflies
Cicadas
Grasshoppers and Crickets
Other Flying Critters
Mantids
Stick Insect Leafhopper Froghopper
Stonefly Centipede Millipede
Spiders
The Water World

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