Insect fighting

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Insect fighting is a range of competitive sporting activity, commonly associated with gambling, in which insects are pitted against each other.


Forms of insect fighting as spectator sport are practised in regions of China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Some types have a long history; for example, cricket fighting is a traditional Chinese pastime that dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618–907). Originally an indulgence of emperors, cricket fighting later became popular among commoners.[1] Beetle fighting, with such beetles as the Japanese rhinoceros beetle, xylotrupes socrates, dorcus titanus, goliathus, and dynastinae also occurs.

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  1. ^ Andrew Jacobs (November 6, 2011). "Chirps and Cheers: China's Crickets Clash". The New York Times. p. A6.