"insects" tag

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…

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.

I’m watching you

Zombie ladybirds and ants

Parasites may generate zombie-like ants and ladybirds.

Moths: hot or not?

Male moths may be throwing themselves into a relationship before they’re ready.

Fruit flies change after sex

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus — and fruit fly neural circuits can prove it.

The elusive ladybird spider

With a striking red abdomen decorated with six black spots, the male ladybird spider is one of the world’s most fascinating — and elusive — creatures. This spider (Eresus cinnaberinus) is an endangered…

Black flies exist for a reason

These irritating creatures could be the key to preventing the diseases they spread.

Japanese honeybees cook their enemies

Irritating bees is never a good idea, especially not if they can kill their enemies with their body heat.

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