|Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica)|
What's a hexapod?
The wordNCSU judges accept entries submitted by the US Mail, e-mail and Twitter.
Hexapodarefers to all insects and their six-legged arthropod relatives (springtails, diplurans, and proturans). We're calling this contest the Hexapod Haiku Challenge only for alliterative purposes. We would love to have haiku that feature any familiar arthropod associated with the field of entomology, including those arthropods without six legs (e.g., spiders, millipedes, centipedes, and scorpions).
The deadline? Your haiku should be submitted by 11:59pm, March 20th (first day of spring!)
Go to the NCSU Insect Museum Annual Hexapod Haiku Challenge page now for all of the rules and discussion. I hope one of our OSI friends wins!