Sunday, 31 October 2010
A few months ago there was a publication I wrote on phasmid foodplants in Practical Reptile Keeping magazine: The Food Plants of Phasmids. I supplied a few photos of plants, but the editor added a few other photographs, one of them of a procsopid grasshopper. Particularly embarrassing as I wrote this blog post earlier in the year: Not a phasmid.....
Friday, 29 October 2010
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
The IUCN Grasshopper Specialist Group (that also covers other orthopteroid insect orders such as stick insects and mantids) has contributed a number of pages to the IUCN Red List Species of the Day. For a list so far please visit the GSG Species of the Day page.
Sunday, 17 October 2010
This was sent to me by an esteemed colleague at a major institution, somewhere in the world, to follow up on some strange things on cockroaches and snails I found down the back of the internet.
It seems there may be quite a market for invertebrate-human pornography of various kinds.
Indeed the photograph above is taken from a post discussing some historical Japanese erotica, which is perhaps not for the faint of heart.
Just in case you think this is a new thing then check out this rather old example of inter-species love:
It turns out that people have desired, or at least thought about intimate relationships with impressive looking invertebrates for centuries.
Which doesn't make it OK, or less weird......
Copyright Ed Baker