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It may or may not be a new species, but this crazy-haired bug is an eye popper of a planthopper.
A new species of eyeless insect adapted to the darkness has been discovered in an Arizona cave, a new study says.
To escape the Vietnamese heat, a caterpillar larvae leaps dozens of times a minute—without seeing where it’s going.
Pictures: Insects and spiders like you’ve never seen them before.
Expedition planning has changed considerably since the first survey of Tafelberg in 1944.
David George Gordon, also known as “The Bug Chef,” has shared his love for cooking insects through demonstrations in thirty-two states and four foreign countries. The Seattle-based chef and naturalist is the author of nineteen books, including 1998’s The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook. The Eat-a-Bug Cookbook has just been revised and re-released by Ten Speed Press. Around…
Ever wondered what cicadas, mealworms, or crickets taste like? Two National Geographic writers experimented with entomophagy, or bug eating, so you don’t have to.
We believe these funky individuals to be a rare morph of the common meadow grasshopper Chorthippus parallelus. I certainly hadn’t and didn’t even know you could have a pink grasshopper, let alone actually see one for real in the wild!
The top 10 stories on our radar today: Researchers have pinpointed the bacteria responsible for mass deaths in the 6th century, the UN suggests people should eat more bugs, and…
Carnivorous plants have a newly discovered trick in their arsenal—they glow blue to attract insects, a new study says.
Flesh-eating beetles, called dermestids, are nature’s forensic scientists. These creepy crawlies will eat the flesh off carcasses in a process called skeletonization.
When a caterpillar munches on a plant, its ‘call for help’ actually brings more guests to the table than expected, a new study says.
How do dung beetles like their dung? Stinky, and from omnivores like us, a new study says.
By Bob Hirshon, American Association for the Advancement of Science Saguaro National Park, Arizona–One of the coolest things about the BioBlitz, held this year in Saguaro National Park, is that it brings kids and scientists together. In this third BioBlitz “BobCast,” I go on a nighttime insect inventory, out in the desert, with entomologists and…