Entomophile - a person who loves insects

Entomophile - a person who loves insects

Entomophile

People who are interested in insects can be called entomophiles.  Entomo comes from the Ancient Greek ἔντομος which actually can be translated "dissected" and appears in context with dissecting insects. Entomo came to mean insect and entomophile, insect lover. It can also be a type of plant, or pollen, that is carried by insects rather than by the air.

For our purposes, we are interested in the bugs. Insects make up half the animal biomass on the planet. Some work together in huge societies. Some live only one day or hatch every 17 years. Some eat their mates after copulation. To say they are fascinating would be a substantial understatement.

Entomophile Designs

We've got shirts and notebooks and a growing list of items you can find that are perfect for people who love and study insects.

Entomophile on Edmonds.Love

  

Entomophile Resources

This is where we will list out our favorite resources for insect lovers. Your input and recommendations, dear reader, are much appreciated.

Entomophile Movies

Microcosmos

Top of the list is the French film Microcosmos. Even though it came out in 1996, the photography is still as good as some of the really modern stuff. This movie shows the power of a rainstorm on the lives of insects and has footage of a dung beetle trying to push a round ball of dung up a massive hill backwards. This one is worth owning on DVD, especially if you have kids. Be warned, however, there are scenes of slugs mating!

 

 

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