“Are there bugs that get on other bugs?”

Oh my goodness, these bug questions are relentless. First, moths and butterflies, then centipedes and millipedes, then ants, then saddleback caterpillars, and now this.

The Eight-Year-Old, watching Canelo stalk a spider in our sunroom: “Mommyo, are there bugs that get on other bugs?”

Yes.

Photo from the Predator vs. Prey collection at tchuanye.smugmug.com. (Photo: Tan Chuan-Yean)

Photo from the Predator vs. Prey collection at tchuanye.smugmug.com. (Photo:
Tan Chuan-Yean)

In researching this story, I discovered that there are also frogs who get on bugs.

(Photo: Hendy Mp/Solent News)

(Photo: Hendy Mp/Solent News)

Ironically, while digging through my Caterpickles Backlog of Future Questions this morning, I came across this gem from The (then) Four-Year-Old: “Mommyo, let’s scare everybody! Let’s put ants and bees on Caterpickles!”

Mission accomplished. Maybe next year we can finally talk about something other than bugs.

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About Shala Howell

I write about wildly curious kids, rabbits who hunt dragons, and 1880s Boston. When I’m not scratching my head over pesky characters who refuse to do things how I want them done or dreaming of my next book (which will of course be much easier to write than the current one), I blog about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, muse about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, or tweet about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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