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CHINESE INSECTS AND SPIDERS Amateur macrophotography of an Australian living in China. (ALL BLOG IMAGES ARE MY OWN)DEFINITION:Sino- /ˈsʌɪnəʊ / a combining form meaning “Chinese”, as in Sino-Tibetan; Sinology. Origin - from French; from Late Latin Sīnae - the Chinese; from Late Greek Sinai; from Arabic Sīn.bug /bʌg/ 1. (loosely) any insect or insect-like invertebrate. 2. a person who has a great enthusiasm for something; fan or hobbyist. Origin - ”insect,” 1620s (earliest reference is to bedbugs), probably from M.E. bugge; “person obsessed by an idea” (e.g. firebug) is from 1841.Sinobug /ˈsʌɪnəʊ bʌg/ an expat Australian in China with a passion for entomological photography. Origin: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia; currently Pu’er, Yunnan, China After five years in Beijing, I moved to Pu'er (Simao), Yunnan in south-western China in mid-2011. I won’t deny that part of the reason was to pursue my photography passion. Yunnan is reknowned as a flora and fauna mecca - China’s Amazon. And indeed, everything (insect-wise) is bigger, brighter, more abundant and more bizarre than elsewhere. I had always been interested in biology, zoology and the natural world with an emphasis on all things small, most notably the insects. Initially this took the form of killing and pinning specimens and thankfully (and more appeallingly) progressed to photography. My full portfolio is viewable on Flickr as itchydogimages….. #flickr_badge_source_txt {padding:0; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif; color:#000000;} #flickr_badge_icon {display:block !important; margin:0 !important; border: 1px solid rgb(0, 0, 0) !important;} #flickr_icon_td {padding:0 5px 0 0 !important;} .flickr_badge_image {text-align:center !important;} .flickr_badge_image img {border: 1px solid black !important;} #flickr_www {display:block; padding:0 10px 0 10px !important; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif !important; color:#3993ff !important;} #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:hover, #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:link, #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:active, #flickr_badge_uber_wrapper a:visited {text-decoration:none !important; background:inherit !important;color:#000000;} #flickr_badge_wrapper {} #flickr_badge_source {padding:0 !important; font: 11px Arial, Helvetica, Sans serif !important; color:#000000 !important;} www.flickr.com I have a secondary blog, SINOPHILE (http://sinophilia.tumblr.com), which contains those things concerning my life in China that don’t belong in SINOBUG, including my (non-insect/arachnid) photography, reblogs of things that interest me, things that should be shared and an avenue for me to respond to other bloggers and their posts (for better or for worse). This site is a member of China Blog Network.