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September 23, 2016

 

assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

August 15, 2016

 

a spider in the trees weaving a web

Where Are The Giant Spiders?

Insects don't have internal bones the way people do: their hard supporting structures are all on the outside, and need to be rebuilt as the insect grows.

August 4, 2016

 

An ant crawling on a wooden table

Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University discovered we share our houses with hundreds of different arthropod species.

June 16, 2016

 

green light

Green as Blood

Insect blood is green, and gets its color from the plants it eats.

May 9, 2016

 

brown fly sucking up liquid through its proboscis

How Insects Drink

Insects need water to survive and use varied methods to quench their thirst.

December 18, 2015

 

Morning Dew

Discovered on Facebook: The Magnificent Sundew

Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.

September 10, 2015

 

Heliconia

Flowers Choose the Best Pollinators    

In solving the pollination mystery surrounding Heliconia tortuosa, scientists made an important discovery about plant evolution.

July 23, 2015

 

fly, close-up

Can You Choke a Fly?

Stick with the fly traps or swatters...you can't choke out these pesky pilots.

July 15, 2015

 

wasp on nest

Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species

Insect societies are typically female dominated. But in Costa Rica, male wasps defy the queen's rule.

June 1, 2015

 

dragonfly

Dragonflies and the Predicting Brain 

Dragonflies have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to hunting their next meal.

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