A beautiful bug

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Why Evolution Is True

You all should know now by now that in entomology the word “bug” is a term of art, referring specifically to members of the order Hemiptera, which includes creatures like aphids, cicadas, and leafhoppers. Things like “ladybugs” are really beetles, in the order C0leoptera. Here’s a “true bug” picture taken by naturalist/photographer Piotr Nackrecki (personal website here, natural history website here), with his caption indented. It’s one of the most beautiful insects I’ve ever seen.

A beautiful Neotropical gem – lantern bug Scaralis neotropicalisfrom Costa Rica.


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