Entomologists Discuss Discovery’s “Mosquito” Documentary: A Live-Tweet Recap

Entomology Today

discovery mosquito documentary banner The Discovery documentary Mosquito brought some well-deserved attention to mosquitoes and the human disease pathogens that they transmit around the world. (Image courtesy of Discovery)

The old adage “bad press is better than no press” has a long history, and it surely applies to coverage of insects broadly and insects that are harmful to humans, more specifically. If you missed the Discovery channel program Mosquito that aired last Thursday night, July 6, then you missed a chance to see some of that press.

As an attempt to explore what was factual and clearing up any potential fear-mongering or errors, a group of mosquito researchers got together and live tweeted the event. If you’re not familiar with a live tweet (don’t worry, you’re probably not alone), it uses the social media platform Twitter to facilitate real time discussion around a central topic or event. In this case, I was joined…

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