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Chemical scents play important roles in the mating behaviors of bees and butterflies. Scientists have developed methods for using the sexual attractiveness scents of moths to protect vineyards from these pests without harming them.
Underscoring the fact that insects predate humanity (as well as the dinosaurs) by millions of years, the video provides an overview of the various orders within Insecta, illustrates molting and metamorphosis, and explores insect behavior and anatomy—from the six-legged configuration that all insects share to fascinating facts about vision, pheromones, feeding, flight, social organization, and more. Ecological issues related to the use of pesticides are also raised.