Ugly Bug Contest


As I was browsing through the web, I came across a contest that I felt that the loyal readers of this blog would want to know about: The Ugly Bug Contest. This year's winner (loser?) is the Agulla "stretch" Snakefly. I was excited to see that a Cranefly was in the running for the title as well. I had taken a photo of a bright green-eyed Cranefly in the early summer (as shown here.)

One gripe that I have about the contest is that all of the images are super, super magnified. I think that the contest would be more effective if the bugs were shown in regular macro mode. I don't think that we can fully appreciate their "ugliness" in the manner in which they are currently shown.

And without further adieu- here is the link to the contest winners: http://askabiologist.asu.edu/uglybugs/index2009_vote.php

4 comments:

Gail said...

Granny always called those Gal Nippers.

Eve said...

He's a real winner...er...loser in my book Daniel! My house got full of them this spring when we were bringing in furniture from our move! I thought they would never stop showing up in here!! Yuck!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

I like these guys. Always bumbling around, flying into things they've not business flying into. Lovely shade of green, don'tcha think?

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Hi Debi, yes- I really like the Crane Fly's bright green eyes- they are striking against the monotone of the rest of the insect!