Wicked Bugs by Amy Stewart

Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

by Amy Stewart

In this dark and comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down over one hundred of our worst entomological foes. These are creatures that infest, infect, and generally wreak havoc upon, human affairs. From the world’s most painful hornet sting, the flies that spread deadly diseases, to millipedes that stop traffic, the “bookworms” that devour libraries, and the Japanese beetles munching on your roses, Wicked Bugs delves into the extraordinary powers of the six- and eight-legged creatures of the world.