The Infested Mind

Why humans fear, loathe, and love insects

Six-Legged Vampires

We are terrified of bed bugs, for good—or at least explicable—reasons. These insects tap into deep, dark fears that are expressed in stories of vampires told across the world. Just what is it about these imaginary and real blood suckers that evokes such horror? Read More

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Jeffrey Lockwood, Ph.D., is Professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities at the University of Wyoming and author of The Infested Mind.

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