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Posts tagged beetles

April 16, 2018

 

A Cottonwood, A Beaver, And A Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

December 14, 2017

 

An example of a modern woodcut being made by an artist.

Old Books And Beetles

Scientists are studying books from hundreds of years ago to learn more about beetles.

August 4, 2016

 

Ants and other insects have

Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University discovered we share our houses with hundreds of different arthropod species.

April 8, 2014

 

Appearances can be very deceiving indeed.

How Beetles Fool Bees

This feat of collective mimicry is a testament to just how clever evolution can be.

February 24, 2014

 

If you think about it, is eating bugs any grosser than eating cow flesh?

Beetles, It’s What’s For Dinner!

While it's something of a taboo for folks in the U.S., eating insects instead of conventional meat might not be such a bad idea.

December 10, 2009

 

Bugs In Cake Mixes

What is that bug in your box of flour, sugar, or cake mix?

March 26, 2008

 

Beetle Poop and Wildfire Recovery

Wildfires have been happening for millions of years, but how does the environment recover from such widespread destruction? The surprising answer: beetle poop.

February 26, 2008

 

Fire Beetles

Most creatures run the other way when they detect a forest fire, but not beetles of the genus Melanophila, or "fire beetles/bug" or the "fire bug".

July 16, 2006

 

The Fastest Running Insect

The fastest of them are so fast that they travel about 170 times their body length per second.

November 7, 2003

 

Beetlemania

Is the strongest creature on earth a beetle? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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