insect

How insects got their wings REVEALED: Crustacean ancestor of modern insects first developed wings from an outgrowth on its legs 300 million years ago Study draws on 19th century research and used gene-editing...

A University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign grad student, who discovered the new insect species, compares the female bug’s ‘crazy horns’ to the ‘Stupid Love’ songstress’...

Half a MILLION insect species face extinction: Scientists claim rapid decline in pollinating bugs that support Earth’s ecosystems should serve as a ‘warning to humanity’ Study found...

Meet Robofly: Tiny autonomous robotic insect weighing less than one gram that can carry five times its weight AND withstand multiple heavy hits from a swatter  It has artificial muscles on to its three...

A few years back, Ryan Herbison, then a graduate student in parasitology at the University of Otago, painstakingly collected about 1,300 earwigs and more than 2,500 sandhoppers from gardens and a beach...

‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth: Half of all bugs have been lost since 1970 and 400,000 species face extinction due to heavy use of pesticides, report warns Leading ecologists...

Monarch butterflies eat only milkweed, a poisonous plant that should kill them. The butterflies thrive on it, even storing milkweed toxins in their bodies as a defense against hungry birds. For decades,...

If you’ve watched any science fiction or fantasy movies in the last few decades, you’ve probably seen the following scenario play out enough times that the next paragraph shouldn’t count as a spoiler. An...

White foam that looks a bit like frothy spit is a familiar sight to gardeners. It is sometimes called cuckoo spit because, like the call of the cuckoo, it is a sign of spring. Inside is the nymphal form...

Rare insect species discovered in a cave in Canada may be a survivor from the last Ice Age (or it may have migrated all the way from Asia during the period that followed) Primitive arthropod species found...

Prepare for 2019’s next garden pest! Tiny insects that cover branches in ‘white stringy wrapping’ as it lays eggs is latest to be discovered by Royal Horticultural Society The cotton...

A spring-green aphid clambers over a clot of soil, busily making its way to the shelter of a forest of plants in the distance. The insect’s long legs help it lever itself over the uneven ground at surprising...

Meet the Robofly: Wireless insects powered by lasers could soon be scouring disaster areas for survivors and sniffing out gas leaks Engineers at University of Washington say RoboFly has taken flight...

Why would you give a bee some E? Sick joker feeds insect with MDMA and then films its flailing reaction over a dance music soundtrack  Footage shows liquid MDMA fed to the creature which is facing extinction  Man...

Tiny radio trackers attached to killer Asian hornets could help scientists find and destroy nests in the latest bid to protect dying honeybees Beekeepers are increasingly worried about the Asian hornet...