Thursday, December 14, 2017

Arthro-Pod Episode 35 Insects and Arachnids in Folklore

Hey there bug lovers! On today's enthralling new Arthro-Pod Jody and Jonathan discuss how insects have fit into cultural folklore from around the world. Tune in to hear about how arachnids may have helped to create life on earth or about how mosquitoes came to be. If those seem to grand in scale we also discuss the good luck associated with lady beetles and meteorological skills of caterpillars. All good stuff and we hope you'll join us!

Mosquito photo by James Kalisch; UNL Entomology Dept

What is folklore? Source: 

Woollybear photo by James Kalisch; UNL Entomology Dept. 

Some other cool links to check out about specific insects and folklore surrounding them:

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Beginning/ending theme: "There It Is" by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0