Termite’s Complex Gut Microbiome Sequenced

Researchers have sequenced the genomes of the bacteria living in the guts of termites, shedding light on how they enable termites to digest wood.

Ants And Aphids Are Friends With Benefits

Researchers in Japan have discovered that ants actively manipulate aphid populations to obtain a sweet snack.

Crawling Back From The Brink Of Extinction

Scientists in Japan and Australia have confirmed that the Lord Howe Island stick insect, once thought to be extinct, survived by hiding out on a nearby island.

The Obama Ant Gets A 3D Avatar

Scientists in Japan have created 3D virtual avatars of three new ant species named in honor of key figures in conservation: Barack Obama, Ken Saro-Wiwa, and E.O. Wilson.

Cockroaches Help Disperse Plant Seeds

By observing the feeding and defecation habits of forest cockroaches, scientists in Japan have found that cockroaches play an important role in seed dispersal.

These Ants Go Crazy For Eggs

Workers of the invasive yellow crazy ant species lay eggs that can serve as a source of food for the colony when times are tough.

Insect Fossils Shed Light On India’s Geological History

A new species of fungus gnat in Indian amber closely resembles its fossil relatives from Europe, disproving the concept of a strongly isolated Indian subcontinent.

Using Nail Art To Study Ladybug Wings

High speed cameras and uv-cured resin used in nail art have come together to help scientists understand what makes ladybug wings both strong and foldable.

43 New Species Of Scaffold Web Spider Discovered In Asia

Try not to run screaming in the other direction. This discovery increases the number of known scaffold web spider species by 20 percent.