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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.

May 25, 2009

 

Caterpillar scaling a plant stem

Buzz Off!

On today's Moment of Science, learn about the predatory relationship between caterpillars and wasps.

January 14, 2009

 

Wasp eating a caterpillar

The Conversation of Wasps and Roses

Rose bushes and other plants have a time honored method of communicating with yellow jackets and other wasps.

June 5, 2008

 

Brussel Sprouts just haravested

Aphids and Brussels Sprouts

The very bottom of the food chain is changing and can have far-reaching consequences for the rest of us. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 13, 2006

 

a wasp preying on a catepillar

Wasp Hounds

Do you shoo away wasps because you're afraid of a nasty sting? Well you can breathe a little easier now. Find out why!

February 7, 2006

 

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Great Balls of Fire

If honeybees in China were to become characters in a superhero comic book, they might be called Great Balls of Fire.

February 17, 2005

 

Safe Sex for Moths

Certain species of male moths use toxins to protect themselves during sex. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 30, 2004

 

Pillar-poo

What is Ballistic Defecation? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Wasp Individuality

Social insects such as wasps, bees, and ants rely on sight and odor to distinguish a nest mate from an outsider, but can they decipher between individuals?

September 27, 2003

 

Males Rule in Costa Rican Wasp Species

In most species of social insects, such as wasps, bees, and ants, the females rule. The females are the workers.

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