Wednesday, 22 May 2019


It was sad to hear of the the death of Densey Clyne. She was a naturalist and wonderful writer and "champion of the underbug" as she called herself. Her photography was second to none and a highlight of her many books. 

Densey has been mentioned several times over the course of this blog:

Her most recent book "My Encounters with Minibeasts- from Purple Moonbeams to Itchy Cows" was published just last year.

I had the pleasure to describe a new genus of katydid in the endemic Australian subfamily Zaprochilinae, Anthophiloptera dryas Rentz and Clyne many years ago.