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January 17, 2018


A male common hawker dragonfly (Aeshna juncea).

Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Survive

Only five insect species on Earth have been observed pretending to be dead to survive.

September 25, 2017


Honey bee covered in pollen

Are Insects Conscious?

Scientists are studying how bees experience life.

May 3, 2017


Isn't this an amazing dragonfly?

Ancient Birds Versus Giant Insects

Scientists have found fossilized remains of dragonflies with wingspans several feet in diameter.

March 30, 2017


Plants being attacked by an insect might release scents that attract the predators of that insect.

Plants Arming Themselves

Plants do several defensive things when confronted by insects and animals.

November 3, 2016



The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

September 23, 2016


Insects. They're yuck to humans but yum to other animals.

A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

August 15, 2016


Are you afraid of big spiders?

Where Are The Giant Spiders?

Insects don't have internal bones the way people do: their hard supporting structures are all on the outside, and need to be rebuilt as the insect grows.

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.

June 16, 2016



Green as Blood

Insect blood is green, and gets its color from the plants it eats.

May 9, 2016



How Insects Drink

Insects need water to survive and use varied methods to quench their thirst.

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