Insects

This Is Why People Are Eating Cricket Protein Powder Before Their Workouts

In high school, my brother had a pet lizard that he had to feed live crickets from PetLand every morning (#GloryDays).<p>So, my last encounter with a …

Eating

Scientist On Thailand Honeymoon Discovers Nightmarish New Species Of Centipede

A new species of centipede was discovered in Southeast Asia which can grow up to 9 inches and hunts both on land and underwater.<p>You used to only have …

South-east Asia

‘Worse than red back spiders’: the Chinese insect invasion threatening Japan

The discovery in Japan of at least two colonies of aggressive fire ants thought to have been imported from China has triggered alarm among local …

News (China)

The amazing secrets behind 'flying ant day'

A steady stream of black ants scurries busily in and out of a crack in the patio. They’ve been living there quietly for weeks. Perhaps you tried to …

How Humans Helped Ants Invade the World

If you’ve never been stung by a fire ant, consider yourself lucky. Known for their fearlessness and painful, venom-laden butt pinches, these wee …

American South

Tourist wins gold after devouring 1.23 kg of fried bugs in under five minutes

One man took extreme eating to the next level over the weekend, consuming 1.23 kilograms of deep fried insects at a competition held in the tourist …

Shanghai

Flashing together: when fireflies meet LEDs, the result is a beautiful lightshow

This Belgian start up wants you to replace meat with crickets to save the planet

Eating insects is common practice in many countries around the world, but in Brussels, a start-up hopes to add crispy crickets to the menu.<p>The …

Lifestyle

Bed bug bites: Pictures, treatment, and prevention

Most people who are bitten by bed bugs experience symptoms that include irritation, sores, or itchiness. But how should bed bug bites be treated and …

Medicine

The Best Things You Can Do to Keep Pests and Insects Out of the Kitchen

Some people may prefer granite over marble. Some like galley kitchens versus open concepts. If there is one thing we can all agree on when it comes …

Kitchens

Chilling photo shows praying mantis devouring hummingbird head-first

This is the gruesome sight of a praying mantis feasting on the head of a bird it has just snared.<p>Amateur photographer Tom Vaughan captured the …

Lifestyle

The Floating Masses of Fire Ants That Could Be in Tropical Storm Cindy’s Wake

It’s happened before.<p>For the past few days, Tropical Storm Cindy has been raining down huge amounts of water on Gulf Coast states, most heavily on …

Weather

Juvenile Mole Snake rescued near Atlantis — Blouberg Snake Rescue

I was called out by a company in Atlantis today after they found a small snake whilst working on some underground piping.<p>The animal in question …

Animals

Meet the cecropia moth, the largest moth in North America

Butterflies get all the love. While the sight of a monarch or a painted lady can set human hearts aflutter, moths are often dismissed as a drab …

Nature

Roaches turned into zombies and other freaky insect facts

Melbourne Museum's latest blockbuster exhibition features larger-than-life model insects and interactive games, but the real stars are the bugs …

South-east Asia

Don't Bug Out: The Latest Food Trend Has Drinkers Pairing Insects With Alcohol

Los Angeles — Eat Bugs Events hosts public social activities that revolve around pairing insects with alcohol. Here, wine bottles await their pairings.<p>Traditionally, when a westerner talks about bugs and beer, they’re cheekily referring to the airborne bacteria that can settle into a brew …

Riviera Maya

How to get rid of moths

Follow our easy guide on how to get rid of moths. Our tips should keep these pesky creatures out of your wardrobe and away from your clothes for …

Hacking

The Disgusting Reason Your Grill Won't Light

You might need to sit down for this.<p>Now that the summer solstice has come and gone, the only season that matters has finally begun: grilling …

BBQ

Science Twitter Has Worked Out That Jumping Spiders Can See The Moon

What scientists do when there's a lab spider.<p>Brace yourselves, arachnophobes, as we dive into a topic that's equally as terrifying as it is …

Astronomy

Floating fire ants warning as Storm Cindy hits

Entire colonies of stinging insects could become dislodged by flooding, threatening the safety of both humans and animals as they drift toward …

UK News

Yellow jacket stings: What to do

Yellow jackets are stinging insects that have yellow marks on their head and body. Because of their coloring, people commonly mistake them for …

Medicine

Ferocious praying mantis holds humming bird suspended and feasts on its head in rare photo

According to the photographer, the spindly insect then dropped the bird before preparing to go after fresher prey.<p>The Mantis religiosa aka praying …

Hummingbirds

Attack of the red palm weevil causes panic at palm plantations

One of the biggest threats to global agriculture these days is a tiny, bright red weevil.<p>These little crimson devils eviscerate coconut, date and oil …

Southern California

Owl City Finally Explained That Weird Lightning Bug Lyric On ‘Fireflies’ In Incredible Detail

Since the dawn of time (or rather, since 2009), mankind has been haunted by an important unanswered question: What do the lyrics of Owl City’s “Fireflies” mean? Specifically, the line “Cause I’d get a thousand hugs from ten thousand lightning bugs” is what’s been confounding: Does it mean Owl City, …

Butterfly koi is a koi with elongated fins and has pompom in nostrils

Butterfly koi is a koi fish with an elongated fin. other names are longfin koi, high fin koi or dragon carp.<p>This type is Koi is a by-product of cross …

Fish

Ladybug look-alikes descend upon Boulder County for rare and concerning leaf feast

About seven weeks ago, residents in the area of Ogallala Road — a few miles south of Longmont and north of Boulder along Left Hand Creek — started …

Boulder

Forget fidget spinners, super bugs the latest buzz

Pop Culture

Foods you eat every day like chocolate, coffee, and beer all contain thousands of insect bits

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>A new study from an insect control company estimated that we eat, on average, 140,000 'bug bits' every year.</b>• <b><br>Mealworm, maggot, and roach pieces are found in everyday foods like chocolate, coffee, and wheat flour.</b>• <b><br>It's totally legal: The FDA allows small amounts of insect matter in</b> …

Bed bugs disappeared for 40 years, now they're back with a vengeance. Here's what to know

They're small, blood-sucking parasites perhaps living in the corners and crevices of our beds, feeding off us while we sleep.<p>Bed bugs, for decades, existed as myths, part of a rhyme our parents told us before bed. Now they've made an unwelcome return and those who know the buggers best say it's …

Bed bugs

Beware fire ant colonies floating on floodwaters, Alabama residents warned

With Tropical Storm Cindy moving into Alabama, residents have been warned of the risks posed by floating colonies of red imported fire ants.<p>“Floodwaters will not kill fire ants,” warned the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, in a blog post Wednesday. “Instead their colonies will emerge from the …

Floods