Tag archives for insects
Four new species of cave insects in Brazil have sex-reversed genitalia, a “completely astonishing” discovery, scientists say.
The 305-million-year-old fossil may reveal secrets about the evolution of spider eyes, new study says.
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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.