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Wednesday, May 18, 2022



What makes a tree throw a party for every bird, insect and animal in this flowering season

March 17, 2022 1:12 pm

The flower goblets of the red silk cotton brim with the finest nectar, replenished almost every evening, for all to savour.

The grooviest cocoons in the insect kingdom

September 07, 2021 2:49 pm

A fluorescent nest may improve camouflage in bright leaves, or serve as a homing beacon as wasps return in the evenings after foraging.

What could the loss of insects mean for the ecosystems that sustain us?

August 22, 2021 7:27 am

Over the decades, there has been a steady decline in the number of insects — those diverse, seemingly pesky critters that hold the world together.

When insects lost their homes, evolution clipped their wings

August 16, 2021 4:56 pm

The researchers are looking deeper into the genetics of the stoneflies to understand what it is that changes as the insects lose the ability to fly.

New research: Caffeine helps bumble bees pollinate better

July 30, 2021 9:41 pm

Previous studies had noted that honeybees that were fed caffeine formed longer-lasting memories - they were able to remember the flying routes and where the best nectar was found.

Ever feel your skin crawling? Maybe you can thank evolution

July 28, 2021 12:53 pm

If nausea and vomiting protect against ingesting dangerous microbes, scratching might protect against ectoparasites.

You won’t believe how this beetle walks on water

July 27, 2021 1:28 pm

The researchers suggest this locomotion style might help the bug avoid being eaten by anything lurking nearby.

This insect drinks your milkshake

July 14, 2021 12:36 pm

The insect Philaenus spumarius, which is about the size of a Tic Tac, has a butt catapult that flicks its globules of liquid waste into the air and away from its body on a regular basis.

New book series to introduce children to world of insects

July 03, 2021 10:55 am

Children will be introduced to a vast variety of insects including bees, mosquitoes, ants, and cockroaches

Overcoming the 'yuck factor': Yellow grub becomes EU's first insect food

January 13, 2021 5:46 pm

Rich in protein, fat and fibre, they are likely to be the first of many insects to feature on European's plates in the coming years.