When I first heard of Circus of the Spineless, the mental imagery was quite interesting. Worms on the trapeze. Jellies on the trampoline. Slugs crammed into a tiny car. Since my discovery, I have come to learn so much about the vast invertebrate world, while only barely scratching the surface. For my "theme," I decided to see if I could summarize each of the wonderful posts I received in just six words. Why onl six? I have no idea. Maybe because insects have only 6 legs... yeah that's it! Enjoy the posts. I have read each of these and each is worth your time.
Literary blog-zine looking for submissions: Insecta at qarrtsiluni
Unreal, exquisite moths in Mindo, Ecuador: Festival of Moths at Gossamer Tapestry.
A very interesting little house guest: An unusual house guest by Andrea.
Lovely spider haiku with a photo: Eriophora at Ben Cruachan Blog.
Ever heard of a "water bear"? Slow-walking masters of stress resistance at Ouroboros.
A storm rocks the WhiteRock Beach: Wind and Water and small stuff at Wanderin' Weeta.
Large mite seeks single fuzzy mite: Photo essay on rain bugs at Sibley Nature Center.
How tasty is an old leaf? Stick insects stick to their diets at Seeds Aside.
What exactly is a yellow fluff? Yellow Fluff at Naturalist Notebook.
Webspinners are amazing, interesting, unique insects. Embioptera at Catalogue of Organisms.
What a rare order of insects! Strepsiptera at Catalogue of Organisms.
An inchworm makes its way inside: Hitch Hiker at The Other 95%
Preserving snail shells with explosive results: Exploding Shells at The Other 95%.
Singapore birds love to eat caterpillars: Caterpillars: Food for Birds at Bird Ecology Study Group.
Artificial flowers stop mosquito-spread diseases: "Just blame it on the Americans" at Sisu.
An orb weaver enjoying its web: Orb Weaver at A DC Birding Blog.
A Poster of Pelagic Realm Creatures: A Better Deep-Sea Poster at Deep Sea News.
One-spotted Prepona discovery video - breathtaking! We Interrupt This Program... at Jeff Gyr Blog.
Get to know your winter moths: Motherland at Invasive Species Weblog
Photo of female fall cankerworm moth: Photo by Invasive Species Weblog
Thanks to all for their contributions! It's been fun! Circus #28 will be at Catalogue of Organisms - send your submission by December 30 to gerarus(at)westnet.com.au