It's unlikely that all species of bees will go extinct anytime soon – but current losses could still have a terrible impact on food supplies and ecosystems.
Reconsidering an old ecological conundrum comes up with a new perspective on migration, contact and trade in the Australia and Asia-Pacific region.
Fossil flies from what is now Denmark reveal some striking similarities between insect eyes 54 million years ago, and our own vision today.
For many people, the gentle blinks of fireflies flashing are a favorite part of summer evenings. An entomologist explains some lightning bug basics.
Britain's councils are cutting roadside verges less often to allow vibrant wildflower meadows to bloom.
Wildflowers, bees and butterflies – your lawn is a vibrant ecosystem waiting to be unleashed.
Tiny fairy wasps are so small they can lay their eggs inside other insects eggs, but they punch above their weight when it comes to keeping pests down.
Insects are high in protein and rich in other nutrients and, unlike beef and other livestock, have little impact on climate.
Don't let that fly land in your hospital room. It could be carrying dangerous strains of bacteria.
You can barely communicate with your kids, but these creatures are sending complex interspecies instructions.
They might be a hated household pest, but ants actually live fascinating and complex lives.
Alarm bells went off when several recent studies reported mass insect die-offs in different parts of the world. But reports of an 'insect apocalypse' have been greatly exaggerated.
New species are being discovered all the time, which only adds to the problem of knowing how many there are on the planet today. It also helps to know what we mean by species.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.
Bees might not be able to survive inside a person's eye, but they can be drawn to disgusting food sources.
Amid the insect extinction crisis, some species are actually increasing. Here's why that's not necessarily a good thing.
Ticks are generally inactive in the winter and start to look for their next meal as temperatures warm up. But as winters warm, every season may become tick season.
Champagne celebrations with a new species discovery for beetle scientists may not be the best move – you'd be drunk all the time. But it's still important work.
A bee the size of a human thumb was first described in Victorian times, but hadn't been seen since 1981. That is, until four biologists teamed up on a trek to Indonesia's North Molucca islands.
For human planting to support bee diversity, we need to know which flowers the insects want to visit.