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1、 We havebeen brought up to fear insects.
    我们自幼就在对昆虫的惧怕中长大。

2、 We regardthem as unnecessary creatures that do more harm than good.
我们把昆虫当作害多益少的无用东西。

3、 We live in dread not only of unpleasant insects like spiders or wasps, but of quite harmless ones like moths.
我们在日常生活中,不但憎恶如蜘蛛、黄蜂之类令人讨厌的昆虫,而且憎恶并无大害的飞蛾等。

4、 Knowing that theindustrious ant lives in a highly organized society doesnothing to prevent us from being filled withrevulsion when we find hordes of them crawling over a carefully prepared picniclunch.
    即使知道勤奋的蚂蚁生活具有高度组织性的社会里,当看到大群蚂蚁在我们精心准备的午间野餐上爬行时,我们也无法抑制对它们的反感。

5、 We enjoy staring at them, entranced as they go abouttheir business, unaware (we hope) ofour presence.
    我们喜欢入迷地看它们做事,它们不知道(但愿如此)我们就在它们身边。

6、 Who has notstood in awe ate the sight of a spider pouncing on afly, or a column of ants triumphantly bearing home an enormous dead beetle?
当看到蜘蛛扑向一只苍蝇时,一队蚂蚁抬着一只巨大的死甲虫凯旋归时,谁能不感到敬畏呢?