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December 12, 2012

 

butterwort leaves

What Is A Butterwort?

The butterwort might be a small scale carnivore, but its hunting tactics are nothing short of terrifying, at least within the insect world!

October 2, 2012

 

pink and purple dragonfly resting on a branch.

In The Past, Insects Were Huge!

Scientists have found fossilized remains of dragonflies with wingspans several feet in diameter.

March 27, 2012

 

bat with white nose syndrome

All About White Nose Syndrome In Bats

The mystery began in a cave near Albany, New York in 2006...

December 1, 2011

 

bee_flower

Landing Strips For Bees

Flowers broadcast their hidden treasure with bright colors, sweet scents and beautiful markings. However, flowers' markings are more than cosmetic...

November 1, 2011

 

close up of a fruit fly

Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

October 31, 2011

 

Caterpillar on leaf with wasp larvae erupting from body

Eaten Alive

Nature can sometimes be a scary place, particularly if you are the sort of insect that parasitic wasp larvae enjoy eating - alive!

September 23, 2011

 

Red dragonfly at rest

Mosquitoes, Beware! Dragonflies Are In The Air!

Dragonflies, carnivorous insects with amazing hunting abilities, will hunt their prey in swarms.

August 18, 2011

 

fly on wall

Housefly Acrobatics

Wait a minute before reaching for the fly swatter to check out the incredible aeronautical feats a fly can perform with ease!

July 5, 2011

 

gnats swarming

How To Meet An Eligible Gnat

Have you ever walked into a swarm of insects and then found yourself unable to shake the swarm? Learn why these little buggers are so hard to escape.

February 9, 2011

 

a yellow moth close-up

Insect-Inspired Technology Leads To Improvements In Solar Panels

Using moth eyes as inspiration, a team of scientists in Japan have created a film that could be used on solar cells.

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