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A is for...


American Trypanosomiasis

B is for...


Brown Recluse

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Chlamydia trachoma

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Delusional Parasitosis

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Earwig

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Fly Larvae

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Giant Yellow Legged Centipede

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Honey

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Ixodes scapularis

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Jiggers

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Killer Bee

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Leishmaniasis

 

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Malathion

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Nits

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Orb Spider

P is for...


Photinus Ignitus

 

Q is for...


Quinine

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River Blindness

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Scorpion

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Toxoplasma gandii

U is for...


Ulcerans

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Venom Therapy

 

W is for...


West Nile Virus

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Xenopsylla Cheopis

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Yellow Fever

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Zzz's

 


Introduction:

Due to the great interest of insects in their most intimate moment s, this project was undertaken as a means to find out more about insects themselves.

After research, it proved to both my partner and I that insects are not just annoying flies and scary centipedes but creatures whose behaviors rival the most complicated of any kind. Though insect mating habits may seem odd at first, one comes to realize that nature has its own way of showing diversity no matter how strange mid-air wheel position copulation may seem.

Through much time, we came to learn that busy bees really are busy and butterflies are not as innocent as we'd like to think.

Anabel and I were facinated with the reproductive habits of insects for very simple reasons; the goal of all animals is to mate and reproduce viable offspring. I would not have guessed the means of reaching these goals would be so diverse and unusual. The varieties and complexities of insect reproductive habits, organs, rituals and issues has amazed me.The purpose of our project is to attempt to explore the mysterious and entertaining world of insect sexuality.

Last updated: Feb. 1, 2005