The ArthroBlogger’s Twelve Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

A lobster that I named Pete.

On the second day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the third day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the fourth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the fifth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the sixth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the seventh day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Seven shrimp a-punching

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the eighth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Eight ants a-milking (aphids)

Seven shrimp a-punching

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the ninth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Nine cicadas singing

Eight ants a-milking

Seven shrimp a-punching

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the tenth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Ten mole crabs digging

Nine cicadas singing

Eight ants a-milking

Seven shrimp a-punching

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Eleven striders striding

Ten mole crabs digging

Nine cicadas singing

Eight ants a-milking

Seven shrimp a-punching

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, the arthropods sent me

Twelve mud daubers daubing

Eleven striders striding

Ten mole crabs digging

Nine cicadas singing

Eight ants a-milking

Seven shrimp a-punching

Six June bugs snacking

Five mulch lobsters!

Four luna moths

Three ghost crabs

Two lightning bugs

And a lobster that I named Pete.

Merry Christmas, everyone! A quick shoutout to everyone on Flickr who provided the amazing photos for this silly little song:

  • The lobster (that I named Pete): Paulo O
  • The fireflies: Jeff Turner
  • The ghost crab: Christopher Paquette
  • The luna moth: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region
  • The mulch lobster (in mulch!), the June bug, and the aphid-farming ants: Judy Gallagher
  • The mantis shrimp: Ed Bierman
  • The cicada: Renee Grayson
  • The mole crab: Ingrid Taylar
  • The water strider: Andrew Hazen
  • The mud dauber: Campbelltown City Council

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