Which could win, the spider or the fly?
On bugguide the flies are winning. As of 2:16 PM EST, Jan. 20, 2007, there are 329 thumbnail image pages of flies versus 319 pages of spiders (Dif = 10). I've seen a lot of both come over the transom lately. Is there a race on?
The hymenoptera have a comfortable lead over flies with 348 pages of thumbnail images (Dif = 19).
I might also ask which could win between the Coleoptera and the Lepidoptera. The guys with beautiful wings (well a lot of them anyway) are winning at this point with 563 thumbnail pages versus 539 pages for the beetles (Dif = 24).