That’s Not Cricket

Insect

Ball Girl Captures Insect at Australian Open 2015
Photo: themalayamailonline.com

It is summer in Australia and time for the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. Open means that the tournament is open to all qualifiers. The tennis is played outdoors or in the “open” which means the court is open to the environment. Every year one or more large insects makes an appearance on the court. This year, a large insect appeared at the match between Giles Simon and David Ferrer. The insect was described as either a cockroach or a cricket. The media is not very good at identifying the insect interlopers. No mention was made of the outcome for the insect after it was removed. All the attention was focused on the outcome of the match.

About jjneal

Jonathan Neal is an 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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