Formally, “bug” refers to an order of insects that includes cicadas, aphids, and shimmering shield bugs, but we want to talk about arthropods, those creepy little critters that likely compose 300 times the biomass of the Earth’s human population. And the diversity! There are almost 400,000 known species of beetle alone, but there is also a sea-faring water-strider that feeds on plankton, and a wingless midge that lives in Antarctica. The Borneo walking stick grows up to a foot in length, while the tiniest fairyfly barely reaches .0055 inches. The orchid mantis catches food by resembling a beautiful flower, while the twisted-wing just burrows into a passerby and feeds on its living... More >>>