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Posts tagged insects

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.

March 11, 2015

 

sagebrush plant

Plants Listen to the Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

January 13, 2015

 

fly swatter

How High Does a Fly Fly?

Flies will travel upwards of 6,000 feet to ensure maximum annoyance.

November 11, 2014

 

spider web covered with morning dew

The Spider: Predator or Prey?

Spiders meticulously weave their deathtrap and, on occasion, get caught in it when outsmarted.

August 23, 2014

 

Indiana bats hibernating in a crevice.

The Bugs Will Love This

Research suggests White Nose Syndrome in bats will have bleak ecological and economic consequences.

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