|Example of the male horns in the Rhinocerus Beetle on the far right. Image from Katrina Menard|
|Example of a male silk moth found at a light sheet with its fluffy antennae. Image from Katrina Menard|
|Scanning Electron Micrograph of a plant bug (Spanagonicus albofasciatus) female showing all the hairs and shape of the antennae on their heads. Image from Katrina Menard|
|Male Spanagonicus specimen. Note how the first and second antennal segments are bigger than the image of the female above; they look more like footballs. Image from Katrina Menard|
|Underside of the second segment of the male antennae, showing the opening, which is filled with super-small hairs. Compare this to the image of the female antennae above! Image from Katrina Menard|
So this spring as the flowers start coming out and we can literally start smelling the roses, these little bugs will also be about using this neat structure to smell the world around them too! And I'll be outside watching them to investigate how.