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If insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.Edward O. Wilson (1929-)

  1. Bees and Wasps

    For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life
    And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love.
    And to both… the giving and receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

  2. Beetles

    If one could conclude as to the nature of the Creator from a study of his creation it would appear that God has a special fondness for stars and beetles. J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964), British geneticist

  3. Butterflies and Skippers

    Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon youNathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)

  4. Dragonflies and Damselflies

    Deep in the sunsearched growths the dragonfly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828– 1882), Silent Noon

  5. Mantids

    Upon a twig
    I sit and pray
    For something big
    To wend my way;
    A caterpillar, moth, or bee—
    I swallow them religiously.Douglas Florian, The Praying Mantis, Insectlopedia

  6. Moths

    Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing. Christopher Fry (1907-2005)