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Posts tagged entomology

July 30, 2019


Megachile pluto, The World’s Largest Bee

Megachile pluto is the world’s largest bee, and perhaps its most elusive. It is commonly called “Wallace’s giant bee,” after naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, who first collected the bee in 1858.

April 22, 2019


Dracula Ants

The Dracula ant moves faster than the cheetah, even if it doesn’t run faster.

April 16, 2019


Ancient Termite Mounds

Recently, an international team of entomologists made a discovery highlighting the architectural abilities of termites.

March 19, 2019


How Fruit Flies Learn To Behave

Fruit flies are capable of learning behavior and passing it down to subsequent generations.

March 8, 2019


Silent Bees

Citizen scientists were involved in a fascinating study of multiple bee populations.

July 18, 2018


Honeybees Use Heat To Fight Wasps

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

July 6, 2018


A Bug’s Gotta Have Heart

Do insects even have hearts? Sure they do, but their hearts are somewhat different from human hearts.

June 4, 2018


Is That Bug Really a Bug?

True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.

January 15, 2014


There are numerous species of dung beetle.

A Dung Beetle Story

The bizarre story of how dung beetles bring the next generation into the world.

November 22, 2013


A bee takes a break on it's favorite twig.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

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