Insects

Mutant butterflies linked to Fukushima disaster

Forget your childhood radioactive superheroes, these insects have a lot more to worry about.

New green lacewing discovered in Malaysia

A Malaysian amateur photographer, Guek Hock Ping, captured a beautiful green lacewing in early 2011. Before freeing it, he took some pictures that were uploaded to Flickr. When Shaun Winterton, an entomologist who…

Beewolf larvae protected by antibacterial cocktail

  Beewolves are digger wasps that love to hunt bees, but that comes at a price: their prey may be infected with pathogens, a threat for the beewolf larvae. Because the young insects…

Sex kills — if you’re a fly

The buzzing of wings during mating lures in hungry bats.

Old termites go on suicide missions

Termites seem to have developed an explosive strategy for warfare.

Saving the microbats

 Urbanisation could contribute to the demise of microbats, one of nature’s forgotten superheros.

Diabetes for bees

A bee’s sensitivity to sugar reveals her attitude to food.

I’m watching you

Zombie ladybirds and ants

Parasites may generate zombie-like ants and ladybirds.

Genetics used in fight against malaria

Genetically modified mosquitoes are incapable of transferring the fatal disease.

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