Friday, September 27, 2019

Arthro-Pod EP 61 Important Insects in History

Howdy, howdy bug lovers! On today's episode, the Arthro-Pod gang discuss how insects have shaped human history in war, trade, and even drinking! If you have ever wanted to know more about insects impacted invasions, how cochineal insects changed the world, or how mosquitoes helped make gin and tonics, this is the episode for you!

Mexican Indian Collecting Cochineal with a Deer Tail by José Antonio de Alzate y Ramírez (1777)
Show notes
Bugged by Sarah Albee helped us to generate this episode
An article from the Smithsonian on cochineal

Check out The Great Insect Fair at Penn State!

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