2006
DOI: 10.1590/s0001-37652006000100007
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Abstract: This paper deals with the semiotic meanings which are given both to the appearance and/or behavior of insect species according to the ethnoentomological knowledge of the inhabitants of the village of Pedra Branca, Bahia State, Brazil. Data were collected from February to May 2001 by performing open-ended, recorded interviews with nine men and twenty-five women, whose ages ranged from 19 to 82 years old. Data were analyzed by using the union model, which involves considering all available information on the sur… Show more

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“…In the other parts of Brazil, the cricket spells the pregnancy in a member of the household when it sings non-stop. If it sings and breaks, it then spells a windfall of money to that home (178). A singing cricket also directs people to the source of drinking water during droughts.…”
Section: Promotion Of Cultural Entomologymentioning
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“…In the other parts of Brazil, the cricket spells the pregnancy in a member of the household when it sings non-stop. If it sings and breaks, it then spells a windfall of money to that home (178). A singing cricket also directs people to the source of drinking water during droughts.…”
Section: Promotion Of Cultural Entomologymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…A mole cricket (genera Scapteriscus and Neocurtilla, Gryllotalpidae) that enters into the house of a Brazilian brings both good luck and rainfall (178). When it digs tunnels in the soil, loosening it, people usually interpret this behavior as a sign that rainfall is imminent (178).…”
Section: Promotion Of Cultural Entomologymentioning
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