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 ↓