I use to think that perhaps now that I am an adult; I simply do not pay attention to insects like I use to. But no...I think there are less bugs about. I do not see fire flies any longer, I mean it has been probably decades since I seen them dotting the woods of Central Texas nights. Another insect I have not seen for many many years is the large red ants...or large black ants. I mean the really big ones that made tremendous mounds. I would crawl on to a mound and observe them go about their business and believe it or not they would not attack me as long as I did not start molesting them. It may be the imported fire ant has displaced them. Heaven help you if you accidentally crawl onto one of their mounds.
I do not see the really big electric green flies any longer. Sure I see the boring normal house flies but them big green ones with the red eyes where cool!! I haven't seen a bumble bee for some years either. I miss the great big green and blue June bugs we called them. As kids we would tie ones legs with a piece of thread secured by a shirt button like mini flying pets. Of course this was learned from older more sadistic kids. I will keep a look out for them. Happy bug hunting!!
"You were not there for the beginning. You will not be there for the end. Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative" William S. Burroughs