Insects

Inspect an insect!

Do you know about the science of insects, Entomology?<p>Come and meet ‘the little things that run the world’ on the Royal Entomological Society stand! …

Madagascar

How to Kill and Get Rid of Hobo Spiders in Your House

Step 1<p>Eliminate the hobo spider's food source. Hobo spiders feed on insects, and having other insects in your home is like an invitation to dinner …

Spiders

Sex-crazed daddy long legs are set to invade homes as BILLIONS hatch this autumn

If you're no friend of daddy long legs, you might want to shutter your house as BILLIONS are set to hatch this autumn.<p>The giant insects, also known …

Insects

Forget about the snake plague, it's BUG SEASON: Australia's scorching hot summer will bring out monster cockroaches and hordes of huntsman spiders (and they thrive in the sun)

Australia is bracing for a scorching hot summer but it will not be just the warm weather residents will have to contend with.<p>Bugs and spiders will be …

Pest Control

Earth - The bees of America as you've never seen them before

Most bees in the <i>Melitta</i> genus live in Africa, Europe and Asia. <i>Melitta melittoides</i> is one of the few that has made it to North America. This one has clumps of pollen (orange) on its hind legs.<p><i>Acanthopus excellens</i> is a little-known bee that lives in Brazil. It steals food from larger bees called</i> …

North America

Hungry for a slice of bug cake? The latest chirps on edible insects

Picture a hornet, a scorpion, some black ants, red termites and a few crickets, all dead and dried, lying in the palm of your hand. Pop them into …

Dragon Con

Creepy crawlies to be featured at botanical garden's Insect-ival event

Spending a day with insects may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but this event is so much more than that. Insect-ival is an event held every year by …

Athens, GA

Watch as a bee covered in honey gets a hand from its fellow bees

We've all been told at one point or another that we should help a friend in need. While not every organism on the planet sets a good example, the …

Bees

Fresh sightings of bee-killing Asian hornet confirmed in UK – this is how you can spot them

Asian hornets have once again been spotted in the UK – and it could spell bad news for the nation’s honey bees.<p>Government officials have confirmed …

Habitats

Amsterdam's "insect hotels" are helping to save the city's bees

It’s notoriously hard to find a place to stay in Amsterdam—unless you’re a bee.<p>Green spaces across the Netherlands’ capital have been transformed into beds of native plants, chemical pesticides have been banned on public land, and bees have their pick of “insect hotels” scattered across the city, …

Luxury Lifestyle

Ant crack-down planned for Raumati South

A major campaign to tackle ants in Raumati South, north of Wellington, takes place on the first weekend of October.<p>Raumati South Residents …

New Zealand News

How to spot and treat fleas on your cat

Fleas might be tiny creatures, but they can be a giant pain for you and your cat.<p>The fleas usually found on cats (Ctenocephalides felis) are …

Pets

Plan Bee: Beekeeper tries to cover himself with 20,000 insects in his second attempt to make it into the Guinness Book of Records

A Saudi Arabian man has placed queen bees all over his face and body to attract bees to cloak him, in an attempt to set a new record for the heaviest …

World Records

Amsterdam Hopes to Save Bee Populations With Its 'Insect Hotels'

While the U.S. bee population fell by 23 percent between 2008 and 2013, the Netherlands is abuzz with activity. Within that country, bees have …

Habitats

Woman falls to her death off a cliff while fleeing a swarm of killer bees

A 22-year-old Colombian woman has died after falling off a cliff while fleeing a swarm of killer bees.<p>Paula Andrea Ramos Molina, a forestry engineer, …

Bees

How This Popular Garden Plant May Spread Parasites That Harm Monarchs

For monarch butterflies in the eastern United States, life revolves around milkweed, a group of about 100 plants in the genus Asclepius that provide …

Caterpillars

Winging It

As the seasons change, a surprising variety of insects migrate hundreds, even thousands, of miles to new habitats<p>Janet Marinelli<br>• Animals<br>• Aug 01, …

Birds

9 spiders you're probably going to see a lot more of in September

<b>*In case you hadn't already guessed yet, this story contains lots of pictures of spiders*</b><p>IT'S spider mating season and so you can expect to see a lot …

St Helens

Hurricane Florence Is Threatening America's Thanksgiving Turkeys

(Bloomberg) — Hurricane Florence is barreling toward the No. 1 turkey state just a couple months before Thanksgiving. But thanks can be given to …

North Carolina

Rush hour in the meadow as fall's nectar flows

In the natural world, as in our own harried world of cities and strip malls, there is a sort of rush hour.<p>There are certain times when it seems all …

Birmingham, AL

Native bee species could be 'wiped out' as Asian hornets spread across UK, conservationists warn

Britain's native bee species face being “wiped out” by a "highly aggressive" Asian hornet, conservationists have warned after the invasive insect was …

Environment

Hot summer could mean more maple bugs, researcher says

A University of Saskatchewan researcher says the city could be in for an autumn chock-full of a very annoying pest thanks to a hot, dry summer.<p>Maple …

Insects

Huge, Scary Spider Killed My Dog!

Sorry for that hyberbolic, sensational headline, but so many stories on the web use this technique as clickbait, I thought I’d try it out. If you’re …

Pets

You're Most Likely to See a Spider at Home in the Evening, Research Shows — But Here's How to Prevent an Encounter

If you’re wondering how to keep spiders out of your house, you’re not alone. Though the little arachnids do a good job of keeping other pests in …

Spiders

Our Ancient Ancestors Probably Loved Honey Too

For thousands of years, people have relied on honeybees for many valuable products—from honey to wax, pollen to venom.<p>Ancient Egyptians bestowed …

Honey Bees

10 spiders found inside Leeds homes and how painful their bites are

Wonder what that little eight-legged creature you see lurking in the corner of your home really is? Find out with our guide.

Leeds

Man Learns to Understand what Turkeys Are Saying

We always thought the whole gobble gobble sound that turkeys made was gibberish, but as naturalist and author Joe Hutto explained on the BBC series</i> …

Insects

False widow spiders to invade Brit homes as sudden chills sends millions inside for eight-legged sex-fest

MILLIONS of spiders are sneaking into centrally-heated houses across Britain as temperatures drop outside.<p>False widow’s, cousins of the deadly back …

Natural History Museum

Natural Remedy For Bee Stings

<b>If you’re allergic to bees,</b> <b>close this article</b>. Head to the nearest emergency room.<p><b>Bee allergies are real</b>. If not treated, they can become life …

Bees

A study of ants provides information on the evolution of social insects

This cyclical behavior is comparable to that of the solitary wasp-like ancestors and is controlled by the presence of larvae. When the first larvae …

Ants