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.
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.
Today on A Moment of Science, we explore the precise meaning of the word “bug,” and how it differs from the term “insect.”
Entomologists from North Carolina State University ran a study that found we share our houses with more than 500 kinds of arthropods.
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.
Some insects and spiders produce a milk-like substance to feed their offspring.
Insects’ metabolisms speed up in hotter temperatures.
Dragonflies have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to hunting their next meal.
Nature photos uploaded to Facebook lead to the discovery of a new plant species.
Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.