The cottonwood leaves are golden.
They shimmer against an infinite blue
like reflections of the sun’s rays across
the surface of the river.
Most of the creatures described in this column are from insect orders like Diptera (flies) or Coleoptera (beetles) that have hundreds of thousands of species. This week’s subject is from a smaller order with around 11,000 species. It’s the bark louse.Read more →
There are some fascinating and peculiar insects under the big tent of wasps and the smaller umbrella called Symphyta, the sawflies and parasitic woodwasps. Today, you’ll meet a woodwasp in the genus Orussus.Read more →