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That Gunk on Your Car

Jonah points to link by Kottke to series of close-up photos of insects splatered on windshields. The images are truly cool and not gross at all.

This immediately reminded me of a funny, yet excellent book I read a few years ago, That Gunk on Your Car: A Unique Guide to Insects of North America by Mark Hostetler, which helps you identify the insects by the shape, size and color of the splatter they leave on your windshield.


  1. #1 Pež
    March 9, 2007

    Reminds me of the old joke: what’s the last thing to go through a fly’s mind as it hits the windshield? Its arse.

  2. #2 Peter McGrath
    March 9, 2007

    Erratum: don’t know how I came out the name above…

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