insects

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.

Ancient Damselfly Trapped In Amber Named After Sir David Attenborough

A new species of damselfly was named after Sir David Attenborough, adding to the long list of animals bearing the name of famous naturalist.

Ugly Insect Seeks Same

Out of luck in the love department? Well, at least you're not a death-watch beetle.

Two Ant Species Named After Game of Thrones Dragons (VIDEO)

Brace yourself, dragon ants are coming! Researchers have discovered ant species with dragon-like spines reminiscent of the mythical beasts in Game of Thrones.

Insect Camouflage Behavior Dates Back To The Cretaceous

Fossils of green lacewings and other insects dating back to the mid-Cretaceous show how they evolved to carry debris as camouflage.

Teaching Predators With The Element Of Surprise

Lanternflies wait until they have been pecked at by birds before flashing their warning colors, so that the birds are conditioned to not eat other lanternflies.

Rubber Plantations Contribute To Reduced Ant Biodiversity

At a rubber plantation in China, researchers not only found a striking decrease in the number of ant species, but also in the ants’ functional and phylogenetic diversity.

New Species Of Black Fly Discovered In Indonesia

The newly discovered Simulium kalimantanense was named in honor of the Indonesian state of Kalimantan where it was discovered.

Insecticide-Resistant Bed Bugs Have Thick Skins

Thicker skins could explain why bed bugs have begun to take over homes all around the world in the last two decades.