Insects as Weapons of War, Terror, and Torture
Once in awhile I run into an article that I find fascinating. I was just alerted to this article from Annual Review of Entomology, 2012, vol. 57, 205-227, Insects as Weapons of War, Terror, and Torture by Jeffrey A. Lockwood, Department of Philosophy and MFA Program in Creative Writing, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071
If you have a few moments, I recommend this excellent review. Here is a snippet from the abstract:
For thousands of years insects have been incorporated into human conflict, with the goals of inflicting pain, destroying food, and transmitting pathogens.
There is also a related video. For all you folks who love or hate six-legged creatures....