Entomophobia: The Fear of Insects

Entomophobia: The Fear of Insects!
Come rains and you would find a veritable collection of insects in your homes. And if you have a home at ground level (as in my case), there is no stopping the creatures from entering.
I always looked at such visitors as welcome subjects for my photography… until that dreadful day… when I laughed… laughed at someone expressing her fears of these creepy crawlies.
I could sense all the symptoms… http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=12216 (MedicineNet.com
shortness of breath, extreme anxiety, the compellng desire to avoid all such insects, significant distress from the disturbance and finally the action plan…
Sufferers of such fears give went to their anxiety by frequently cleaning rooms, sweeping, spraying insect-killer or just sealing off doors and windows. Since I was the one to laugh, I had to pay the price of executing the plan…
Just a note of advice: You may assume that this fear of insects is inappropriate, unreasonable, and excessive… but please don’t laugh! These are ser

Entomophobia: The Fear of Insects!

Come rains and you find a veritable collection of insects in your homes. And if you have a home at ground level (as in my case), there is no stopping the creatures from finding their way into the house.

I always looked at such visitors as welcome subjects for my photography… until that dreadful day… when I laughed… laughed at someone expressing her fears of these creepy crawlies.

I could sense all the symptoms… shortness of breath, extreme anxiety, the compellng desire to avoid all such insects, significant distress from the disturbance and finally the action plan…

Sufferers of such fears give went to their anxiety by frequently cleaning rooms, sweeping, spraying insect-killer or just sealing off doors and windows. Since I was the one to laugh, I had to pay the price of executing this action plan…

A note of advice: You may assume that this fear of insects is inappropriate, unreasonable, and excessive… but please don’t laugh! These are serious matters… 😉

What follows is an assortment of insecti-photos that might probably get you wondering if you too are a member of the entomophobics !

Hairy worm at Arvalem falls, Goa

Hairy worm at Arvalem falls, Goa

Deadly dragon fly

Deadly dragon fly

Green Grasshopper - Green wall

Green grasshopper - Green wall

Millipede moments at Anjuna, Goa

Millipede moments at Anjuna, Goa

Plastic beetle at Bhivpuri, Maharashtra

Plastic beetle at Bhivpuri, Maharashtra

Leech at Munnar, Kerala

Leech at Munnar, Kerala

Cushion caterpillar at Miramar, Goa

Cushion caterpillar at Miramar, Goa

Macro ant at Mapusa, Goa

Macro ant at Mapusa, Goa

Sultry spider at Kerala

Sultry spider at Kerala

Spindly caterpillar at Badlapur, Maharashtra

Spindly caterpillar at Badlapur, Maharashtra

Praying mantis finds illumination (Pic courtesy: Elton Pinto)

Praying mantis finds illumination (Pic courtesy: Elton Pinto)

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One response to “Entomophobia: The Fear of Insects

  1. Amazing pics buddy.
    amazing ideas..

    great job..
    not only on this one…..

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