Category: Posts

Here’s where you can find all my past blog posts, in order of most recent to earliest. Enjoy!

Luna Moths: The Elegant Pie Fairies of North America

Okay, I lied last week – everything is a lobster except for luna moths, which are pie.

Horseshoe Crabs, or Turtle Spiders?

They’re not crabs. Nothing is a crab. Crabs are just a myth. Everything is a lobster and that’s that.

Whirling, Twirling Whirligig Beetles

If you like bubbles, apples, or beetles that like to pretend they’re racecars, this post will make you smile.

Earwigs Won’t Eat Your Brains

Nor do they have any desire to crawl into your ear in the first place.

Millipedes vs. Centipedes

Their phylum is already called “jointed feet,” we don’t need any more foot names for arthropods! …For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, ask a taxonomist, a biologist, or a Latin student.

You Don’t Know Granddaddy Longlegs

These arachnids – no, Arachnida as a whole – have a lot of explaining to do.

Carpenter Bees Love You

…almost as much as they love your conveniently wooden deck.

Hermit Crabs or Snail Lobsters?

Of course they’re lobsters. Apparently every arthropod is just a lobster in disguise.

What? Barnacles Are Arthropods?!

I just… I mean… do they even have faces?!

Yellow Jackets Aren’t Bees

Nothing is what it appears to BEE in the phylum Arthropoda – sorry, I couldn’t resist.