Insects on the Diamond

Yahoo sports has a great series of photos of Insects on the Baseball Field. There is the famous swarm of gnats during the Yankees-Cleveland playoff series, some great shots of praying mantids on clothing and baseballs, and an awesome honey bee swarm in Denver. They had to call in a beekeeper to remove the hazard. My favorite is this photo of umpire Jerry Lane admiring a praying mantis on his shoulder.

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Baseball Umpire Jerry Layne admires a praying mantis.
Photo: Getty images

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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