The Halloween edition of Circus of the Spineless is out over at the neurophilosopher's weblog.
Also I stumbled by chance upon cool page that some of you may be interested in. You may remember a couple of years ago a story hit the news about a new insect order being discovered/described. Confined to Africa, the Mantophasmatodea is a strange group looking like something halfway between a mantid (Mantodea) and a phasmid/stick insect (Phasmatodea). I seem to remember at the time one of the common names being used was 'gladiators' and another is apparently 'heelwalkers' due to the way the feet are positioned.
Anyway I remember that trying to find information at the time was pretty fruitless, so it was good to finally get some info and photos via some museums in South Africa. Check it out