I suppose it was only a small step from butterflies and dragonflies to being interested in other n-legged friends (where n => 6) and, yes, I know that technically insects have only 6 legs. Thus, this page should really dedicated to Other Arthropods but I wanted to keep the title simple. 🙂
I have a couple field guides to insects [which are also technically field guides to Arthropods] but there are so many subspecies that precise documentation and identification seems horrendously difficult. Besides, the field guides often seem 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 Arthropods that we’ve snapped so far.
|Bees & Wasps|
|Grasshoppers & Crickets|
|Other flying critters|
|The Water World|