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May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her

May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her<p>Earlier this year, a PhD student named Dominic Evangelista wrote a blog post for …

An innovative monitoring scheme could provide a better understanding of the factors that impact on the size and health of honeybee populations, and …

Bees

Pantry Pests Harbor Plastic-Chomping Bacteria | Chemical & Engineering News

PLASTIC GOURMAND<p>Waxworms, the larvae of Indian mealmoths, have guts filled with microbes that can digest plastic, according to a new study.<p>PLASTIC …

Let’s Get Cellular: Meth Metabolism

<b>Speedy fruit flies metabolize glucose differently.</b><p>We know from the work of Nora Volkow and others that meth abusers have chronically low levels of …

Rare moth found at Newhaven

A rare moth which hasn’t appeared in Sussex for nearly 20 years has been discovered in Newhaven.<p>Staff from Lewes District Council found an Oleander …

Ecology and Evolution

• Ecology and Evolution<br>• First published:  30 June 2018<p>Abstract<p>Comparison of closely related invasive and noninvasive Centaurea species, both in …

Pinning Block

Once a year the Museum of Biological Diversity at Ohio State opens its doors to the general public for a day of science and fun. This year’s theme …

Imaging

Sarah Marley

Name: Sarah Marley<p>Species: Bottlenose and Snubfin dolphins<p>Location: Western Australia<p>Twitter: @sarahmarley86<p>Bio: I’m originally from Scotland, where …

Journal of Experimental Biology

Archive<p>Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading primary research journal in comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and …

Artist Hatches Steampunk Insects Wearing Mechanical Gears

Gaby Wormann makes MeCre, or mechanical creatures that would fit in at Burning Man.<p>What do you get when you fuse mechanics with a big, fuzzy tarantula? According to German-born artist, Gaby Wormann, <i>MeCre</i> (mechanical creatures), or "fictitious biomechanical exo-prostheses," as described on the …

This insect has nature’s highest-pitched call

The newly discovered ‘Supersonus’ hits the animal kingdom’s highest-pitch call. Why? For love, of course.<p>In the rainforests of Colombia and Ecuador, …

Tree-killing bug invades Southern California, with no answer in sight

Akif Eskalen steps through the dense, damp leaves in a wooded neighborhood, scrutinizing the branches around him. He's looking for evidence of an attack: tiny wounds piercing the bark and sapdried around them like bloodstains.<p>The victims are box elders, sycamores and coast live oaks, all in some …

Southern California

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides For 80 Years

No, this isn't a make-believe place. It's real.<p>They call it "Ball's Pyramid." It's what's left of an old volcano that emerged from the sea about 7 million years ago. A British naval officer named Ball was the first European to see it in 1788. It sits off Australia, in the South Pacific. It is …

Bee Buzz Creates Electric Field That Helps Insects Communicate

<b>By Sid Perkins</b><p>The electric fields that build up on honey bees as they fly, flutter their wings, or rub body parts together may allow the insects to talk to each other, a new study suggests. Tests show that the electric fields, which can be quite strong, deflect the bees' antennae, which, in turn, …

From Beyonce to Electra: What inspires insect names?

<b>Taxonomy is the foundation stone of science and the system we use to categorise our complex natural world. Around one million insect species have been named and described to date.</b><p>But there are an estimated 8-10 million living insect species on Earth, meaning new species are being discovered on a …

Natural History Museum

Carnivorous Plants Glow to Attract Prey

Wildlife<p><b>Carnivorous plants have an arsenal of tricks to entice insects into their clutches. These predatory plants have been known to use bright colors, delicious nectars, and appealing smells to make quick meals of the bugs that come to investigate—but no one knew they could also glow a bright</b> …

Ant wars: Battle of the invasive species

There's a war on in America, pitting invasive ant against invasive ant in a fight to the finish. It's sort of like <i>Alien vs. Predator</i>, in a way, …

Caterpillar Fungus Making Tibetan Herders Rich

Profitable medicinal fungus a cash cow in rural communities.<p><b>Harvesting of a parasitic fungus that grows high on the Tibetan Plateau in</b> <b>China is infusing hordes of cash into rural communities, scientists say.</b><p>The fungus, <i>Ophiocordyceps sinensis</i>, takes over the bodies of caterpillar larvae then shoots …

Cockroach Looks Like 'Star Wars' Character And Glows In The Dark

<i>From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson:</i><p>Cockroaches aren't typically known for being cute, but a new species recently discovered by researcher Peter Vršanský and colleagues could change that. If viewed from atop and in the right lighting, the new species appears to mimic the look of a Jawa. …

'Mystery' stick insect discovered

Editor, BBC Nature<p>A mysterious new species of stick insect has been discovered living in the Philippines by scientists.<p>The stick insect is wingless, lives on the ground rather than in trees, and is spectacularly coloured, having a green-blue head and orange body.<p>The insect also vents a …

Insects

Giant Bugs Eaten Out of Existence by First Birds?

Without avian predators, bugs today would be much bigger, study says.<p><b>Sure, they provide the soundtrack of spring and are often lovely to look at. But a new study may offer the best reason yet to appreciate birds: the general absence of gigantic insects from our daily lives.</b><p>Today insects are among …

Beautiful butterfly wings hold sea snail's toxin - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News

An Asian butterfly's white wings tipped with vibrant red-orange are not only eye catching, they contain a poison, scientists have found.<p>They share this venom with an unlikely counterpart: predatory sea snails, which harpoon their prey to inject a cocktail of paralyzing venoms, including this …

Attack of the mosquito! Bugs beat DEET

February 21, 2013 | 4:35 AM<p>Embed Code<iframe src="https://www.marketplace.org/2013/02/21/world/bbc-world-service/attack-mosquito-bugs-beat-deet/popout" frameborder="0" width="100%" height="240px"></iframe><p>Copy<br>• Close<p>Embed Code<iframe …

Gold "Mining" Termites Found, May Lead Humans to Riches

Insects stockpile precious metal while gathering nest material, study says.<p><b>Want to know if you're literally sitting on a gold mine? Get some termites, a new study suggests.</b><p>New experiments in West Australia reveal that termites "mine" and stockpile the precious metal while they're collecting …

How Pesticides Pushed Cockroaches Into Rapid Evolution

In the 1980s, manufactures began making cockroach baits that combined sweet glucose with deadly insecticides. By 1993, many cockroach populations …

Biology

Watch a Cicada Metamorphose

The surprisingly beautiful conclusion to the cicada's life. Also, basically, what HD was made for.<p>You all may have just started to pay attention to cicadas this year, when they're emerging from the ground to mate and die, but filmmaker Samuel Orr has been working on a documentary about the special …

Genetically-engineered mosquitoes find humans less attractive

Scientists worked with Aedes aegypti, which transmits dengue and yellow fever. Modified mosquitoes showed a reduced preference for humans’ …

Biology