Meet New Weevils Including One Named Corona

Scientists have discovered 28 new species of beetles belonging to the weevil genus Trigonopterus on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Shining Light On Why Beetles Glow

The discovery of a a 99 million year old amber fossil from Myanmar offers insight into how and why beetles began to glow.

Beetles Largely Unchanged After A Hundred Million Years

Fossilized beetles found in 99-million-year-old amber share many similar characteristics with their living family members, say scientists in China.

Beetles’ Shiny Shells For Camouflage, Not Display

Contrary to previously held assumptions, the bright colors of the leaf beetle are used for camouflage instead of warning off predators.

Love Is Blind: Cupid Beetle’s Match Found

A match has been found for the Cupid beetle, the slightly larger Termitotrox venus scarab beetle.

Blind Beetles Show Signs Of Sight

Blind subterranean beetles that nonetheless have opsin genes could tell us more about regressive evolution.

Xinjiang’s Diverse Seed Beetles

Researchers have discovered 19 different species of seed beetle in Xinjiang, China, including four that were not previously associated with the region.

Chinese Blister Beetle Named After Marco Polo

The newly identified Hycleus marcipoli beetle has been named in honor of the Chinese-Italian collaboration that discovered it.

The Rove Beetle’s Elegant Solution

A asymmetric and two-way folding of rove beetle wings could inspire the design of structures from solar panels to umbrellas.

Soldier Beetles Synthesize Fatty Acids For Defense

Scientists have discovered the three genes that combine to provide soldier beetles with their potent predator defense system.