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Documentary explores insects in Japanese culture

Trailer courtesy of Myriapod Productions on Vimeo.

 

PULLMAN – WSU entomology professors will show a documentary chronicling Japan’s love affair with bugs while sharing live beetles, tarantulas and scorpions with the audience.

 

Entomology professors Richard Zack and Laura Lavine will present the documentary “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo” along with their creepy-crawly friends at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the CUB auditorium. The event is free to the public.

 

Working backward through history, “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo” explores the mystery of how bugs have become an ingrained part of Japanese culture. Using insects like an anthropologist’s toolkit, the film … » More …