True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.
In the early 1990's, ornithologists were stunned to learn about the discovery of poisonous birds.
If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.
You probably take for granted that your skin can expand by reproducing cells. In order for an insect to grow in size, though, it must shed its old protective covering and replace it with a new one. This process is called a molt. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
It’s summertime, and you’re on vacation. You sit beside a quiet pond, fishing, trying to relax, trying to think about nothing at all. You watch the leaves stirring, the water rippling in the sunshine, and the water bugs standing on the surface of the water. Wait, how are those bugs standing on the surface!? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Can insects see colors? As it turns out, it depends on what kind of eyes it has.
Termites are often regarded as gluttonous creatures because of the billions of dollars of damage their appetites generate every year for homeowners, but would you believe that termites are actually picky eaters? Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Believe it or not, the Australian burrowing cockroach, also known as the rhinoceros cockroach, is one of Australia's most popular pets.
Do you know anything about the Jamaican click beetle? It’s a bioluminescent insect and it’s belly glows orange. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
According to one study, scientists were able to train moths to associate certain smells with food. Learn more on this Moment of Science.