Saturday was the 36th Annual Insect Fear Film Festival, a yearly showcase offered up by the UIUC Department of Entomology. Each year the festival highlight is feature film that focuses on a particular insect or arthropod, and this year the star was the termite. But there's a lot more going on at Foellinger Auditorium besides the film, including opportunities to get up close and personal with some six and eight legged friends and an insect art contest. Here are some snapshots from the popular event.

Photos by Kwamé Nyerere Thomas