Describe a scene, sound, or image from the video that reminded you of an entomological fact/concept. Be sure to indicate the specific fact/concept
One of the scenes that were reminiscent of an entomological fact was the one where a person was waving his or her hand to chase away mosquitoes. The person was filmed from the back, and the insects were aiming to attack his unprotected skin on the neck (“Infestation”). However, this individual moved his hand, and the mosquitoes flew away. It reminded me of an entomological fact that I read about in Lehane’s Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects.
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The fact was that field workers in India and Africa lose approximately 20% of their working hours due to blood-sucking insect attacks (Lehane 5). It seemed so obvious yet something one would never consider from a business perspective. Indeed, it underlines the importance of entomology in a whole new sphere of human activity, as insects are often viewed from the standpoint of medicine and disease prevention.
Describe a scene, sound, or image from the video that reminded you of a personal entomological experience/encounter. Be sure to describe the specific personal experience/encounter
Another scene that reminded me of one more fact from entomology is where a group of flies is sitting on a cupcake. In the foreground, several flies were crawling on the surface of a cupcake untiled chased off by a human hand. This view reminded me of a similar accident I had on one of my early birthdays when a fly sat on the cherry situated on top of my birthday cake, and the mother said she had to remove that cherry. At a time, I was convinced it was wrong to violate the integrity of the whole cake structure and diminish my pleasure from enjoying the treat, but given the fact that insects are often the cause of infectious diseases, it was probably the right decision (Lehane 4).
“Infestation.” 2016. Vimeo, uploaded by Hardin, Cable. Web.
Lehane, Michael. The Biology of Blood-Sucking in Insects, Second Edition. 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2005.