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Posts tagged insects

September 4, 2019


The Amazing Walking Sticks

Today’s episode is about walking stick insects. You probably know them for their curious appearance. They resemble the twigs of the plants they feed on.

September 2, 2019


Assassin Bugs

The assassin bug eats other insects. It has raptorial forelegs similar to a praying mantis, meaning it’s covered in teeth-like extensions used for grasping prey.

August 30, 2019


Which Bugs Are True Bugs?

Today on A Moment of Science, we explore the precise meaning of the word “bug,” and how it differs from the term “insect.”

July 26, 2019


Arthropod House Guests

Entomologists from North Carolina State University ran a study that found we share our houses with more than 500 kinds of arthropods.

June 11, 2019


Global Warming Helps Leafhoppers Proliferate

Entomologists found that potato leafhoppers, which are migratory pests, arrived in the fields an average of 10 days earlier in 2012 than they did in the early 1950s.

April 24, 2019


Spider Milk

Some insects and spiders produce a milk-like substance to feed their offspring.

January 7, 2019


Climate Change And Insects Eating More Crops

Insects’ metabolisms speed up in hotter temperatures.

December 12, 2018


Dragonflies And The Predicting Brain 

Dragonflies have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to hunting their next meal.

December 3, 2018


Discovered on Facebook: The Magnificent Sundew

Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.

October 16, 2018


Plants Listen To Their Relatives

Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.

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