Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & Other Diabolical Insects by Amy Stewart

“All the powers of destruction that were ever invented by men are puerile and absurd compared with those with which nature has invested insects”.

From the dangerous, the Asian giant hornet has a sting that has been described as feeling like a hot nail being driven through your leg and leaves pheromones that attract other wasps; to the destructive, in 1875 Rocky Mountain Locusts formed a swarm that was recorded at 198,000 miles long and completely devastated the crops of the American West; to the disgusting, the blow fly lays its eggs in rotting corpses and can smell a dead body from up to a hundred feet away.

If you are not afraid of bugs, you will be after reading this book.

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