Insects in Rock and Roll Cover Art

Professor Joseph R. Coelho (Biology Program, Quincy University, Quincy, Illinois) has written about more than just “Noninsect Arthropods in Popular Music“. He has compiled information about insects depicted in the packaging of that music. Investigator Jim Cowdery alerts us to Coelho’s study:

Insects in Rock and Roll Cover Art,” Joseph R. Coelho, American Entomologist, vol. 50, no. 3, Fall 2004, pp. 142-151.

Here is a small portion of the list:

The rightmost column has coding for the type of insect: “Orders represented are abbreviated as Le (Lepidoptera), Hy (Hymenoptera), Co (Coleoptera), Di (Diptera), Od (Odonata), Ge (General), Or (Orthoptera), Ma (Mantodea), Bl (Blattodea), Si (Siphonaptera), He (Hemiptera), Ho (Homoptera), De (Dermaptera), Ep (Ephemeroptera), An (Anoplura), Is (Isoptera), and Pl (Plecoptera).