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Oct. 12, 2011

Bug Bytes - Toil and Trouble

by The Bug Chicks

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A female black witch moth, Ascalapha odorata
Photo Credit: Forest & Kim Starr (USGS)

Look out, Harry Potter. This episode of Bug Bytes is all treats, no tricks! See how cultures around the world have used insects for centuries in magic and divination. (original post October 2010)

 

Photos and Cool Links:

Information about the Black Witch Moth

http://www.texasento.net/witch.htm

Information and photos about insects in Traditional Chinese Medicine

http://www.chinavine.ucf.edu/barney_and_loye/nonflash/folk_medicine/

 

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Bug Bytes is a collaboration between Solpugid Productions and Texas A&M University's Department of Entomology.You can subscribe to the Bug Bytes podcast on iTunes.

 

 

About The Bug Chicks

Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks. They each have Masters Degrees in Entomology and love to teach people about insects and spiders.

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