In a recent episode of FX’s hit TV drama ’The Americans,' the plot line hinged on what I thought was a fictionalized tale of espionage, utilizing insects as armed soldiers of sorts. It followed the lead characters Elizabeth and Philip Jennings in their attempt to foil an American plot against the Russians. Disease-spreading midges [resembling mosquitoes] were being bred to destroy the Soviet’s wheat supply to escalate that country's hunger crisis. Definitely a unique spy-story premise . . . but could any of it be true?