Insects

This Kid Won Instagram By Putting Bugs on His Face

Adrian Kozakiewicz has more than 156,000 Instagram followers, which is not a huge number but pretty impressive considering he posts nothing but bugs. …

Instagram

The Cockroach Truffles and Scorpion Canapes of Mexico's Insect Food Festival

Mexico City's Festín de Insectos Comestibles is set on changing your ideas about entomophagy<p>Draped atop a slab of milk chocolate, the two-inch-long …

Foodies

Can an Expert on Gourmet Bugs Convince You to Finally Enjoy Insects As Food?

It’s the middle of the weekend brunch rush at the Black Ant, an East Village restaurant that peppers its Mexican menu with a handful of palatably …

Restaurants

Could edible insects soon be flying off the shelves?

Serious moves are being made to put the likes of crickets, grasshoppers, buffalo worms and meal worms firmly on the menu. Those who believe that insects are both a valuable source of protein and a food that requires less energy to produce, believe a big change is on the way.<p>“It is something people …

Farming

Edible insects are more than just protein

<b>The humble insect is a potent source of minerals, vitamins, and fiber, and deserves to be recognized as such by the protein-obsessed West.</b><p>“Eat your …

Nutrition

Your Guide to Edible Insects: A Source of Sustainable Protein

Image: Kidsada Manchinda/Shutterstock<p>Sustainability is a priority these days for more of the population than ever before. It’s never been more …

Nutrition

Edible Innovations: Farming Edible Insects at Home with Don Bugito

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe,</i> Edible Innovations <i>profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Farming

Bug Tech Helps in Understanding the Fear of Insects

<b>A research fellow uses bug tech tools to explore how the fear of insects keeps people from appreciating the environmental value of these six-legged</b> …

Nature

Flies, bees and chocolate trees

Two fascinating books warn how pesticides are fast destroying the planet’s most precious natural resource — flying insects<p>It is estimated that the world’s insects perform an annual pollination service for all humankind worth $215 billion. In return, every year, we run up a pesticide bill of about …

Bees

Surprise: Trillions of Insects Migrate

Some butterflies migrate thousands of miles a year, yet scientists have conjectured that most other insects spend their lives pretty much in one …

Biodiversity

Bedbug-like insects have been around humans for thousands of years, study finds

Apparently, humans have been facing off with bedbugs — or at least their ancestors — since the time of sabertooth tigers.<p>A new study from The Journal …

Anthropology

Southern California's wildlife may be rebounding after recent rains

<i>File: A black skimmer uses its unique fishing technique in the Los Cerritos Wetlands as land developers and wildlife conservationists compete for the</i> …

Water

Let them eat cockroach: Will Yogi Adityanath's beef crackdown spur a 'bug revolution' in India?

There is a pivotal scene in the Rajkummar Rao-starrer movie <i>Trapped</i> where the protagonist, Shaurya, is trapped in a Mumbai apartment and has to …

Uttar Pradesh

Mosquito flight is unlike that of any other insect

High-speed video and modeling reveal a more complex understanding of mosquito flight.

Viruses

This Couple Just Donated Their Collection of More Than a Million Insects

In the late 1950s, a newly married couple started a collection. But they didn’t amass art, china or cars—rather, they collected huge quantities of …

Paleontology

Edible Insects You Should Try

1<p>An Introduction to Entomoaphagy - Eating Insects<p>Insects are an important food source in many parts of the world and are gaining popularity and …

Nature

Bugs on the rise due to rain, officials warn

<i>File: Officials are warning that this year might bring a record number of mosquitos and nuisance insects to the region.; Credit: ROSLAN</i> …

Viruses

The joy of insects: why bugs are an athlete's best friend

'I pick the wings off them, because you wouldn't want those parts. Then I dry-roast them and mix them with dates, nuts and cocoa in the food processor. Delicious."<p>Welcome to the world of Marcus Leach, adventure athlete, writer and cooker of insects - specifically crickets, a protein source that has …

Nutrition

Man tried to sneak 4000 insects on flight

A man has been fined for trying to smuggle more than 4000 insects, 27 spiders and seven scorpions on to a flight from Perth to Abu Dhabi.<p>The Czech …

This Swiss Restaurant Is Offering an Insect Cooking Class

The bugs are raised on the premises.<p>For those who are tired of the usual <i>coq au vin</i> and <i>tiramisu</i> of cooking classes, a restaurant in Switzerland is …

Restaurants

Man arrested smuggling thousands of beetles, spiders, scorpions from Perth

A Czech national has been fined $2000 for attempting to smuggle 4226 Australian native insect specimens - including 27 spiders and seven scorpions - …

Brisbane

How Many Tons Of Insects Do You Reckon Spiders Eat A Year?

It’s *quite a lot*.<p>A new study has attempted to estimate how many millions of tons of insects all the spiders in the world eat per year.<p>The authors used data from 65 previous studies, and came up with an estimate that there were <i>25 million tons</i> of spiders in the world. (For context, that’s about as …

Spiders

How do animals see in the dark?

On a moonless night, light levels can be more than 100m times dimmer than in bright daylight. Yet while we are nearly blind and quite helpless in the …

Nature

Spiders eat astronomical numbers of insects: Spiders feed on an estimated 400 to 800 million tons of insects and other pests annually; in comparison, all humans consume about 400 million tons in meat and fish

Spiders feed on an estimated 400 to 800 million tons of insects and other pests annually; in comparison, all humans consume about 400 million tons in …

Spiders

Life-like resin & brass insect sculptures reveal the beauty of bugs

Insects are one of the most numerous species on earth, with over a million known species, and possibly an estimated six to nine million existing …

Sustainability

Fantastic Sculptures of Imaginative Insects

Hiroshi Shinno is a Japanese artist passionate about animals and insects of all kinds. In his latest series, the artist constructed imaginative …

Art

Autumn 'dangerous season' for European Wasp attacks, expert says

The ACT Government's eWasp Hotline located 66 nests inside Canberra houses and apartments since last August, a consultant says, with a dangerous time …

Nature

How Cyborg Insects Could Save Lives and Stop Our Enemies

Between spreading illnesses, ruining crops, and infesting our homes, insects have had a long, adversarial relationship with humans. But not all insects are pests — think bees — and if scientists and engineers have their way, several more species will soon become our unwitting allies.<p>In labs …

Cyborgs

Imaginative Insects Formed From Resin and Brass by Hiroshi Shinno

Japanese artist Hiroshi Shinno builds hyperrealistic sculptures of insects that don’t exist, perfect forms of imaginative species that look as if …

Sculpture

Hyperreal Sculptures of Imaginary Insects

"Hiroshi Shinno can make a plastic mold of a flower’s stamen, no more than a millimeter in diameter an half a centimeter long. He can cast barely …

Sculpture