Sooo, I had a couple beers tonight...
(Arrogant Bastard IPA and Stoudt’s Oatmeal Stout, to be exact)
And proceeded to babble on about the most random entomological bullshit in the world to my mother, who lovingly accommodates and pays attention to me even when I’m a moron.
How cool-looking Phantom Crane Flies (Family Ptychopteridae) are.
That virulent mosquito strains seem to be increasing (Aedes aegipty, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, Aedes albopictus, and Culex spp.).
Specifically, that I fucking hate Asian Tiger Mosquitoes (A. albopictus), and that they give me quarter-sized welts when I get bitten by them (although they look pretty badass)
And how common midges often get confused for mosquitoes, but that you can tell the difference between the two by looking for the cool feathery antennae on midges.
I can hear Uppitylittlehomo in the background screaming “HOW THE FUCK DO YOU GET LAID / HAVE ANY FRIENDS” riiiight abooout now.