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Posts tagged beetles

April 8, 2014


Close-up of bee hanging upside down from a flower

How Beetles Fool Bees

This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.

February 24, 2014


Close-up of a brown grasshopper's face

Beetles, It’s What’s For Dinner!

While it's something of a taboo for folks in the U.S., eating insects instead of conventional meat might not be such a bad idea.

December 10, 2009



Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

March 26, 2008


A Beetle on a Leaf

Beetle Poop and Wildfire Recovery

Wildfires have been happening for millions of years, but how does the environment recover from such widespread destruction? The surprising answer: beetle poop.

February 26, 2008


Fire-bugs on Trees

Fire Beetles

Most creatures run the other way when they detect a forest fire, but not beetles of the genus Melanophila, or "fire beetles/bug" or the "fire bug".

July 16, 2006



The Fastest Running Insect

The fastest of them are so fast that they travel about 170 times their body length per second.

February 10, 2005


Wise Owls

A wise old owl lived in an oak.The more he saw the less he spoke.The less he spoke the more he heard. Are owls really that wise? Find out on Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005



Coextinction isn't something we can afford to ignore. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

November 7, 2003



Is the strongest creature on earth a beetle? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


The Search for the Ivory Billed Woodpecker

In 1999 an unconfirmed but seemingly authentic sighting of the ivory bill led to an expedition involving six bird experts who set out to confirm the report.

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