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A butterfly landed on my nose today. That was kind of extraordinary. Although apparently not an uncommon occurence where we were...

Also, I got to hold a giant stick insect from New Guinea.

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were you ever in Tennessee when we had the giant butterfly plagues?
no?
They used to get huge epidemics of little brown butterflies in the dry part of the summer.. Thousands of them trying to get water out of the creek.. They were not shy about landing on people.. They had weird eyes. Like diffraction gratings, or maybe all compound eyes look like that..
I think compound eyes mostly do....