“The caterpillar does all the work, but the butterfly gets all the publicity.” 
― George Carlin
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“A moth may be a poor cousin to a butterfly, but it is still beautiful none the less.” 
― Anthony T. Hincks
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"My, my, my said the spider to the fly"- The Rolling Stones.
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“Bugs never bug my head. They are amazing. It is the activities of humans which actually bug me all the time.” 
― Munia Khan
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“In summer the empire of insects spreads.” 
― Adam Zagajewski
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“Despite its dark veins, the transparency of dragonfly’s wings assures me of a pure, innocent world” 
― Munia Khan
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“Snails do not despair for having short legs, but rejoice for being able to travel long distances in spite of them.” 
― Matshona Dhliwayo
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“Insects all business all the time.” 
― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King
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“We don’t give a damn to the insects on our Earth, but if we could find even a single insect on Mars, the whole world would cherish it like crazy!” 
― Mehmet Murat ildan
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“Butterflies are a painter's canvas with wings.” 
― Anthony T. Hincks
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“Butterflies are self-propelled flowers.” 
― Robert A. Heinlein
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"Honey to the bee, that's you for me" Billie
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It's A Bugs Life

30 July 2018

"Once a lonely caterpillar sat and cried,
To a sympathetic beetle by his side.
'I've got nobody to hug,
I'm such an ugly bug.'
 
Then a spider and a dragonfly replied,
'If you're serious and want to win a bride,
Come along with us,
To the glorious
Annual ugly bug ball.'

Come on let's crawl
To the ugly bug ball
To the ball, to the ball
And a happy time we'll have there
One and all
At the ugly bug ball"

Last month we asked the amazing Facebook group Pictures of Perth and Beyond to send in their sizzling summer snaps for a summertime gallery.  When we looked through them, we noticed that there was a couple of awesome pics of cute little creepy crawlies soaking up the sun, trying to even out their tan lines (bee's, in particular, seem to have a hard time with this!). 

This got us thinking.  How great would it be to devote a whole gallery to insects, bugs and general creepy crawlies?  Pretty great as it turns out!  The guys and gals from Pictures of Perth and beyond sent us snaps of everything from spiders to dragonflies, from caterpillars to moths and butterflies.  Plus, the glorious Perthshire sunshine (it seems that is a phrase I'm going to have to get used to typing) continues to provide the perfect lighting.  Enjoy the pics and remember to look where you put your feet, lest you squash one of these magnificent beasts!

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Today's amazing insecty (is that a word?) pics were provided by the Facebook group Pictures of Perth and Beyond and it's members who include: Sue McNeil, Roy Mitchell, Connor McLaren (have a look at his Facebook page here), Fraser Hetherington, Gail Dobbie, Jen Bruce, Tracey Hutton and Irene Lamond.  Thanks guys!