Illustrations

1.1 Desert scorpions found near Baghdad 19

1.2 The ruins of Hatra 22

2.1 San bushman extracting poison from a beetle larva 28

2.2 A poisonous beetle of the genus Paederus 30

3.1 Entrance to Bukhara 38

3.2 The prison of Bukhara 40

3.3 Assassin bug preparing to feed 41 5.1 Napoleon visiting troops in Jaffa 58

6.1 Civil War hospital ward 67

6.2 Infantry slogging through Virginia's malarial marshes 72

7.1 View of male body louse with blood meal 80

7.2 WWI infantrymen picking lice from clothing 81

7.3 WWI delousing station 82 8.1 General Ishii Shiro 91

9.1 Ruins of Pingfan facility 96

9.2 Uji bomb for carrying biological agents 100

9.3 Memorial at Pingfan 102

9.4 Unit 731 doctor with Chinese corpses 104

10.1 The oriental rat flea's digestive tract 109

10.2 Wang Binhong, a victim of Unit 731 112

11.1 WWII Fugo or "balloon bomb" 120

11.2 International Military Tribunal in Tokyo 124

11.3 Zhong Shu, plaintiff in weapons lawsuit 127

12.1 Colorado potato beetle 129

12.2 East German propaganda poster 137

12.3 East German propaganda poster 137 13.1 Soldier applies DDT with power duster 153 14.1 April 3, 1952, New York Times article 168 15.1 Springtail 176

16.1 Joseph Needham and Zhou Enlai 183

16.2 M-16-A1 leaflet bomb 185

17.1 "Black Maria," Camp Detrick 194

17.2 Building 470, Camp Detrick 198

18.1 Planes spraying herbicide in Vietnam 204

18.2 Giant honey bees 207

19.1 Black-faced leafhopper 211

19.2 Varroa mite on developing worker bee 220

20.1 Thrips palmi 222

20.2 Map of GirĂ³n corridor, Cuba 224

21.1 Mediterranean fruit fly 234

21.2 Medfly trap 237

22.1 Glassy-winged sharpshooter 248

22.2 Screwworm larva 252 23.1 Goats infected with Rift Valley fever 266

24.1 Firefly device for detecting life 278

24.2 LIDAR bee density map 284

25.1 Cockroach-based cyborg 289

25.2 Robotic ant 293

25.3 Hexapod robot 294 26.1 Customs and Border Protection specialists 301

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