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Cicada own the reputation of being the loudest animal in the world.
Cicadas in Ancient Greece. Ventures in Classical Tettigology

by by Rory B. Egan, (bibliography) Department of Classics, University of Manitoba Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N2 CANADA As a student and teacher of the languages and literatures of the ancient Greeks and Romans I made my initial entry into the world of cultural entomology some years ago through a door that was left invitingly open…
Cicada in Chinese Folklore

by Garland Riegel, (bibliography) Reproduced with permission from the Melsheimer Entomological Series(a publication of the Entomological Society of Pennsylvania.) Akihide Cicada Netsuke Chinese Jade Girde-PendantHan Dynasty, 206-220 B.C. Chinese Tongue Amuletbrown jadeHan Dynasty, 206-220 B.C Ren? LaliqueJapanese Cicada Netsuke Some anthropologists and archaeologists have known for years that the ancient Chinese regarded cicadas as symbols…
Numismatic Entomology

While Aristotle was studying the living world, including insects, other Greeks of the ancient world were probably collecting coins of their ancestors. The study of insects and of coins are probably equally ancient. The direct link between the two seemingly unrelated fields is even more ancient. Among the very first true coins, little lumps of…

The Fulgorid family of planthoppers is characterized by some bizarre features including wavy filamentous tails and elaborate head protuberances.
Short Tailed Mealybug (Pseudococcus spp.)

Mealybugs are cryptic insects covered with a white waxy powder.
Lantern Bug

Tropical Fulgorids account for some of the largest planthoppers.

With an exclusive diet of plant juices, leafhoppers produce a sweet byproduct known as honeydew.
Numismatic Entomology, Ancient Greek Coinage

Collection of Butterfly Stamps Butterflies of Ancient Mexico, Cultural Entomology Digest 4The ancient Greeks produced the most artistically beautiful coins ever seen. These miniature masterpieces pictured gods and goddesses, mythological scenes, portraits and animals including insects. In some cases the insect was a principle part of the design. Entomological subjects include bees, beetles, butterflies, cicadas,…