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.

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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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References[edit]

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