A PHOTOGRAPHER RESPONDS TO NEW YORK CITY’S CURRENT EFFORT TO KILL THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY
by Steven Hirsch
I love bugs.
The praying mantis is perhaps my favorite. Caterpillars are a close second. Cocoons are so cool.
As a child, I could hardly wait to head out with my family to the countryside to find as many insects as I could. Of course, I hated mosquitoes. Who doesn’t?
Bugs seem like miniature dinosaurs to me. Everything about them is so symmetrical. Some of them — I’m thinking of certain hard-shelled beetles — look like little tanks as they move along slowly in their miniature world. They look prehistoric and they probably are.
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