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The brutal U.S. winter is killing off the invasive Asian stinkbug, a new experiment shows.
It turns out that the humble bumblebee is capable of flying higher than Mount Everest.
New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter. A newly seen species, Periplaneta japonica, has just been discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first time it’s been…
It may or may not be a new species, but this crazy-haired bug is an eye popper of a planthopper.
Learn more about the botfly, an invasive parasite that infects squirrels and other animals every fall.
You could call it everlasting love: Scientists have discovered the oldest fossil of mating insects, which lived during the Jurassic period, a new study says.
A new species of eyeless insect adapted to the darkness has been discovered in an Arizona cave, a new study says.
From a power source to a cancer fighter, learn about the many uses of termite poop.
A couple of months ago, I went camping in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Not exactly roughing it, I stayed at a campground with such amenities as a pancake house, a giant trampoline, and a pool. One evening, while relaxing in the pool, enjoying the views of the surrounding hills, I got a start. A giant…
The Tafelberg team moves camp through several dangerous waterways to the interior of the tepui to continue their exploration.
A spider with a happy face on its back, an orchid that looks like a monkey, and a bug with a peanut head are among nature’s tricksters.
To escape the Vietnamese heat, a caterpillar larvae leaps dozens of times a minute—without seeing where it’s going.