Insects

Meet the bugs that are a garden's best friends | Gardening

How can bugs be good for your garden? They munch leaves, leaving struggling or dead plants behind.<p>Some insects, though, actually help prevent garden …

Gardening

Fake caterpillars trick ants into spilling secrets

Scientists deployed thousands of fake caterpillars at 31 sites around the world, shedding new light on the global patterns of predators.<p>Thousands of …

Lifestyle

Scientists kill ants with seaweed-based balls

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside (UC Riverside) hope their seaweed-based hydrogel baits could replace ecologically damaging …

UK News

A major Formosan termite swarm in Metairie on Monday night

Formosan termites took advantage of light rain, high humidity and little wind on Monday night (May 22) to produce a significant swarming event in …

New Orleans

Scientists are scamming birds and other insects all over the world with these fake caterpillars

Science is constantly bringing us new and awesome discoveries, and often with some pretty weird methods. In the latest …

Birds

This isn’t a cicada year, so why are they now showing up across the Mid-Atlantic?

Cicadas overwhelm tree branches across the Mid-Atlantic once every 17 years, like clockwork. But something — some suspect it’s climate change — could be sounding their alarm clocks four years early.<p>In recent days, the red-eyed, nugget-shaped insects have been spotted crawling out from beneath trees …

Climate Change

Cicadas Are Emerging 4 Years Early, And Scientists Are Stumped

They're not supposed to be here until 2021.<p>Perhaps it's global warming or climate confusion. Maybe it's just really hard for a 17-year cicada to …

Scientists hunt down super rare T. Rex ant and are shocked at what they find

In nature, creatures that look ferocious and intimidating oftentimes have personalities to match. So, when researchers finally managed to find an …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Dinosaur Ant: Captured ‘T. rex’ Insect Colony Filled With Scared Cannibals

Scientists have found the T. rex alive in Singapore, finally capturing an elusive ant that was named for the similar-looking dinosaur after years of …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Nest of rare ant T. rex found in Singapore

(Phys.org)—A pair of researchers with Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National University of Singapore has found and studied a nest of …

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Survival of the Scaredest

Source: Wikimedia Commons (John O'Neill)<p>We credit Charles Darwin with the discovery of biological evolution as evidenced by giraffes’ necks and …

Evolutionary Psychology

Rare Ants Rediscovered That Grow Fungus With Insect Poo

No queen of the ant species had been seen since 1887; now many colonies have been collected.

Biological Species

Timelapse Metamorphosis of a Hercules Beetle

<b>Watch the metamorphosis of a Dynastes hercules from larva to adult rhinoceros beetle.</b><p>From the video description:<p>The Hercules beetle (Dynastes …

Weird

Plastic caterpillars reveal global predation

The study, which is published today in Science, shows that it is much more dangerous to live in the tropics and at a low elevation than it is in …

UK News

Turn your yard into an insect migration stop

Habitat Network can help you assist the birds and bugs, which often pass the baton between generations on the same migration route.<p>Birds do it. But …

Lifestyle

Big eyes, long wings, humming: Must be cicada season

If the mere sight of big-eyed, long-winged bugs gives you the heebie-jeebies, indoor activities might be your best bet in coming days.<p>That’s because …

Nature

Rare T.rex ant found alive for first time in Singapore

An ant named after the fierce, carnivorous dinosaur Tyrannosaurus rex has been observed alive for the first time - and it failed to live up to the …

Singapore

Insanely Beautiful Butterflies

Most people might not like insects, but there's no reason to not appreciate the beauty of butterflies. They get to be insanely beautiful, in a …

Nature

The curious case of the caterpillar's missing microbes

Certain insects, and perhaps some vertebrates, lack permanent microbial residents in their intestines.<p>Many animals, including humans, can’t live …

Microbiome

Boy touches fluffy caterpillar, gets rushed to the ER

"The pain immediately and rapidly gets worse after being stung, and can even make your bones hurt"

Caterpillars

Fake caterpillar study reveals global pattern in predation: Tiny bite marks reveal a global pattern in caterpillar predation

Tiny bite marks reveal a global pattern in caterpillar predation<p>A new study revealing the world's prime insect predation hotspots, achieved its …

Caterpillars

Time flies: Insect fossils in amber shed light on India's geological history

A new species of fungus gnat in Indian amber closely resembles its fossil relatives from Europe, disproving the concept of a strongly isolated Indian …

Evolution

Delfina Delettrez on her Enduring Obsession with Insects

We speak exclusively to the inimitable jewellery designer about her new collection, which features real beetles encased in resin<p>It is evident from …

Fashion

Spray This in Your Home and There Will Be No Flies, Cockroaches, or Mosquitoes after 2 Hours!

Maintaining the home clean is not a simple task, in fact, a hygienic home requires daily effort and care. However, not everyone is fond of cleaning …

Mosquitoes

Insects Recognize Faces Using Processing Mechanism Similar to That of Humans

The wasps and bees buzzing around your garden might seem like simple-minded creatures. They build nests, forage for nectar, raise their young and …

Machine Learning

In Denver, a storage container houses the Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch — one of the only cricket farms in the country

Most passersby wouldn’t give much thought to the 40-foot-long storage container sitting on land along Morrison Road in Denver’s Westwood …

Denver

Asian Longhorned Beetle

Figure 1. The Asian longhorned beetle is a large white-spotted beetle with long antennae. Photo courtesy of Melody Keena, USDA Forest Service, …

Study reveals how ladybugs fold their wings for flight

Riddle me this: What do ladybugs and origami have in common?<p>Answer: Both involve lots of folding. In origami, it's with paper, and in ladybugs, it's their delicate wings.<p>Japanese scientists were curious to learn how ladybugs folded their wings inside their shells, so they surgically removed several …

National Academy of Sciences

‘I loved the taste instantly’: This woman adds insects to her meals, and thinks you should too

Just as I was finishing a meal up the other day, I found a maggot in it.<p>This barista creates the most beautifully detailed latte art we've ever …

Chris Pratt

How to Get Rid of Ants in the Bathroom

While you may expect to find an ant here or there around your house during the Summer, discovering a whole swarm of them can be pretty distressing. And unfortunately, it's not uncommon to find a whole colony of ants taking up residence in different rooms in your house — including your bathroom. …

Home Improvement