Archive for the ‘Arthropods’ Category

The life aquatic (and semi-aquatic and terrestrial) of fireflies

My foray into firefly ecology over the past week has been fascinating on a number of levels- clearly in my previous ideas about fireflies, I had far too simple a concept of what these insects were: fireflies are more diverse, more widespread, and more sophisticated than I had ever imagined. They are also more indicative […]

A bright future for fireflies?

My appreciation for most insects was late in developing- I very much recognize their contributions to world ecosystems today and am aware that they are integral to so many of the ecological processes we depend upon (like pollination and decomposition), but that wasn’t always the case. Now I have a better understanding of how many […]

Posted August 3, 2013 by Mirka Zapletal in Insects

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