Figs seem simple, but they're much more complicated than they appear.
You might be surprised by just how alike the world's homeliest rodent species is to many colony-building insect species.
If you're a fruit fly, literally dousing your offspring in alcohol is apparently one of the best ways to protect them from danger...
Nature can sometimes be a scary place, particularly if you are the sort of insect that parasitic wasp larvae enjoy eating - alive!
In evolutionary terms, a "successful" organism is one that passes on its genes -- not necessarily one that lives a long life.
Have you heard the urban legend that the little crunchy seeds in figs are really wasp eggs?
Do you shoo away wasps because you're afraid of a nasty sting? Well you can breathe a little easier now. Find out why!
Campsoscolia ciliata is a type of wasp. The plant that runs it through a fake-out mating routine is the Ophrys speculum. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
Everyone knows that bees and wasps, and even some ants, can sting; but how much do you know about stinging caterpillars?
Millions of monarch butterflies fly southwest from eastern Canada and the United States down to Mexico each autumn; then millions more fly back to the northeast in the spring.The one-way trip is as long as 2500 miles for some of these creatures.