A.P. Photography SI2

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Investigating the Diverse World of Underrepresented Insects

I have traveled all around the US to look for ants and have taken pictures along the way for my last investigation. But during this investigation I wanted to emphasize on other insects. In particular I have always been interested in those insects which people knew very little about. Part of this lack of knowledge may be due to their lack of representation in books, literature, or classes, but it often has more to do with the insects themselves. Often times when we as humans rarely encounter something, we tend to consider it rare, but that can be false depending on the scenario. In this case, many insects just aren't as large, noticeable, or important as the ones we know. Sometimes, its just because the insect is nocturnal. Whatever the reason, I wanted to represent them here in this investigation.

Black Light

Nocturnal insects are the least frequently encountered insects by the general public, but we do encounter them when they arrive on the black light. 

Overlooked Insects

What insects do we often overlook? How are they important? what do they do? Why are they overlooked? 

 

Black Light Finds

This section explores the importance of ants in the environment. Click on the images to expand them

 
 

Overlooked insects

This section explores how humans percieve and affect ants, and what we can do about it.