Chiggers Are Red, Lobsters Are Blue: Cheesy Love Poems by Romantic Arthropods

Roses are red

Violets are blue

And I’m both colors

May I dance for you?

– Peacock Spider

Jean and Fred on Flickr

They say roses are red

And violets are blue,

But we’ve never seen ‘em,

So who knows if that’s true.

– Galatheid Crabs

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I’ll battle my way

Up this tree for you

– Darwin’s Beetle

Eduardo Schmeda on Flickr

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I’ll hug you for days –

“Too clingy?” That’s rude!

– Red Rock Crab

mountainamoeba on Flickr

Roses are red

Daisies are white

I’ll keep on singing

To you through the night

– Cicada

green and black insect on brown tree branch
Dale Staton on Unsplash

Roses are red

Violets are blue

I need a new shell,

Could I swap with you?

– Hermit Crab

two brown hermit crab on sand at daytime
Thomas Lipke on Unsplash

The roses were red,

The violets were blue,

But now they’re all gone

Because I ate them

– Aphid

Peter & Michelle S on Flickr

Happy Valentine’s Day, arthropod enthusiasts! May your day be filled with love, candy, and an absence of aphids.

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