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Bugs a plenty, they were everywhere… I love it!

Bugs a plenty, they were everywhere… I love it!


We stopped for breakfast the other morning in Cordes Lakes on I-17 just north of Phoenix at the 50’s Backseat Diner and on FaceBook and spotted these bugs just hanging outside on a fence. Of course the consummate bug hunter that I am, we had to take pictures and hoo and haaaa about them.

More importantly, the food is great and worth the stop. I had the “Three Deuces” ( Biscuits and gravy, sausage and 2 eggs sunny side up. Fantastic!


Hearing – How do insects hear?

Hearing – How did the insects learn to hear?

Hearing is important to all of us. Those of us who have some insect knowledge know that most insects don’t technically have ears as we would call them, more often than not their ears are in weirder locations than ours. Their ears are often located on their knees or even their chins but not always on the side of their heads. It is amazing to me how nature adapts, amazing that for some reason – the insects don’t need ears on their heads but they do need ears! Check out this article!

50 million year old cricket and katydid fossils hint at the origins of insect hearing from National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) from

Listening is important – Hey did you hear me?


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