Why do we study bugs?

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As a liberal arts undergrad at the University of Georgia, I was required to take two science courses: one in the "physical" discipline and another in the "biological" discipline. I eagerly took the geology course first semester my freshman year, but I really dreaded fulfilling that biological science requirement. I'm not sure what originally compelled me to take Intro to Entomology, but each class from the first day was endlessly fascinating. I remain a lifelong amateur "bug" enthusiast, unless one of them is crawling on me.

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