Entomology

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See also: Non-Insects.

Cuterebra apicalis, a bot fly from Tena, Ecuador.
Beware the explorer that takes a peek below a centimeter scale, for they may find such a vast and diverse bestiary that the larger world will hold little fascination.
Michael L. Ferro, Hamuli, Volume 9, Issue 1 — March 13, 2018.
Nothing is more humbling than to look with a strong magnifying glass at an insect so tiny that the naked eye sees only the barest speck and to discover that nevertheless it is sculpted and articulated and striped with the same care and imagination as a zebra. Apparently it does not occur to nature whether or not a creature is within our range of vision, and the suspicion arises that even the zebra was not designed for our benefit.
Rudolf Arnheim, Parables of Sun Light: Observations on Psychology, the Arts, and the Rest, 1989.

I have retired from HS teaching and have resumed my true vocation as an entomologist (currently happily unemployed) in Ecuador in September 2015!


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