Biodiversity is generally defined as: “The existence of a wide range of different types of organisms in a given place at a given time.” Insects are most likely accountable for the large numbers of organisms in the average biodiversity investigation.
A close-up of these two small moth species demonstrates the need for an up-to-date insect book and a good magnifying glass. The intricate wing patterns often cause excitement when found to verify the identity of a rare species — the collecting enthusiasm continues. It is a mystery to me why certain individuals seem to be caught-up in insect collecting. Stamp collecting or numerous other monetary accumulations are easily acceptable in modern society; however, many individuals are fascinated by delving into the realm of natural history.
Copyright © 2005 William T. Hathaway.