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In Geoff Gallice‘s words: “Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Earth’s animals are tropical insects, almost nothing is known about even their basic biology. As a graduate student at the University of Florida’s Entomology and Nematology Department and the Florida Museum of Natural History, I am studying large-scale patterns in abundance and distribution for the first time in a mega-diverse Neotropical insect group, butterflies of the family Nymphalidae.”

Thanks, Geoff, for making these photos  available to our curious eyes. They are so beautiful! And I didn’t know that overwhelming majority of Earth’s animals are tropical insects.

Photos © Geoff Gallice ↓

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