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  • Entomology: the study of insects. People who study insects are called entomologists.
  • Insect: major group of animals with a pair of wings and three pairs of legs... more
  • Taxonomy: the practice and science of classification which includes identifying and grouping like things. Its roots are in the Greek, taxis (order, or arrangement) and nomos (law or science). Biological classification... more

A city saved and an amazing win for the Astonishing Treehopper. The last minute 100 votes made the Astonishing Treehopper the winner of this year’s Ugly Bug Contest.

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Credits: Yue Huang for video production, Jacob Sahertian for video editing, Sandra Leander for voice over, and James Baxter for transcript. Thank you to this years sponsors for making it possible to continue the "Ugly Bug Contest".


The video opens on a destroyed city. The sky is cloudy and dark.

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