Why Do Insects Bug Us?
Insects can cause humans both fear and fascination. Jeffrey Lockwood, entomologist and author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Love, and Loathe Insects, dissects his own battle with entomophobia and the evolutionary and cultural reasons for our complicated relationship with insects.
Jeffrey Lockwood is author of The Infested Mind: Why Humans Fear, Loathe, and Love Insects (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Creative Writing Program at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
Read an excerpt from The Infested Mind.