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Folklore and superstition Study questions for exam 2 What is the difference between a predator and a parasite? What is the waggle dance? What is myiasis? What is sericulture? o History of making silk What is cochineal and lac? How do we use it in the US? o Excretion from bug’s back to coat candy, medicine, etc. How have ants contributed to wound healing? Who was Wladislaw Starewicz? o Entomologist videographer, cameraman’s revenge Who painted the death’s head moth? 1. Bug Rites and Rituals a. Native Am. Folklore a.i. Spider woman, Hopi, Blackfeet, Navajo b. People do whatever works or what they think works to better their lives c. Think about common superstitions. Why did they come into existence? 2. Superstitions a. Having a cricket in your house is good luck b. If you catch a ladybug, you get good luck c. A damselfly on your fishing pole is good luck 3. American folklore a. Local winter weather can be predicted by observing the width of the color band on some caterpillars (dates from 1608); the narrower the band, the harsher the
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Unformatted text preview: winter b. From Kentucky, “when the gnats swarm, warmer weaather on the way” c. Zuni Indians; When the white butterfly comes, so comes summer. When the white butterfly flies from the SW, expect rain. d. “when bees to distance wing their flight, days are warm and skies are bright, but when the flight ends near their home, stormy weather is sure to come” e. When hornets build nests near the ground a harsh winter is expected f. Wasps building nests in exposed places indicate a dry month g. When spiders spin their webs ‘for noon, sunny weather’s coming soon h. If a spider crawls into your pocket, you will always have money i. If a spider hangs over your head, you’ll get a letter j. Spider webs floating at autumn sunset, night frost to follow k. If a spider builds its web across your door you can expect company l. If you walk into a spider web, you will meet a friend...
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course ENY 1001 taught by Professor Barfield during the Fall '11 term at University of Florida.

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