Insect Festival 2015, Sunday September 20th

Art by Cara Gibson

2015 at a glance–

22 Booths
150 Faculty, Staff, Post-doctoral Fellows, Students
50 Community Volunteers
5,000 Visitors (approx.)

Theme insect–

The apache (or citrus) cicada, Diceroprocta apache. Apache cicadas create quite the buzz during sizzling summer days in Tucson and are one of the only insects that sweat. Cicadas feature prominently in Native American mythology, and may be the inspiration for the common “humpbacked flute player” symbol, an anthropomorphic image that symbolizes fertility and reproduction.

Press–

Arizona Public Media 
Sept 21, 2015
Daily Wildcat 
Sept 19, 2015
Arizona Daily Star
Sept 16, 2015
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