Taking insects to the viral YouTube level, the Entomological Society of America began a contest in 2009 to celebrate the best videos of things that “creep and crawl” each year. This year’s entries are definitely worth a peek, with videos ranging from the artistic and dramatic to the educational, funny, and even disgusting.
The Open Category Winner in the 2012 YouTube Your Entomology Contest was “Ants Africa” which featured a raiding column of female ants synchronized to the ominous trailer music of the movie “Inception.” Winners receive $200 and a trophy.
According to Dr. Rice, the creator of “Ants Africa” and former president of the entomological society, the contest was designed to encourage society members to have fun with their profession, and inspire amateur entomologists.
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