Insects are vital to sustaining life on Earth – and their numbers are falling fast. So consider ditching the fly spray and see what you can do to help.
We looked at 130 species to see which will be the winners and losers from global warming
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.
Maria Sibylla Merian's meticulous observations laid the groundwork for the fields of entomology, animal behaviour and ecology. But the legacy of this scientific superhero has been sidelined by sexism.
How do you pack butterflies for shipping, or frogs for an overland hike to a new habitat? Three scientists explain how they keep threatened species safe on the road and in the air.
Evidence-based advice from experts on how to make your garden a friendly environment for pollinators.
Scientists were not sure if an adult butterfly could remember things it learned as a caterpillar. Then a study by a team of US scientists found something very interesting.
There are countless nanoscopic architectures in nature, creating iridescence, sticky feet, magnetic navigation – and more.
More and more evidence shows evolution isn't as random as often thought.
We're in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Lepidoptera insects are at least 70m years older than we previously knew.
Beeches are 'non-native' to Scotland because they got there less than 7,000 years ago. No, really.
We asked an expert to explain why we get that odd fluttering feeling when we are nervous.
Two new studies have linked controversial pesticides neonicotinoides to wild bee and butterfly declines.
New research shows that street lighting changes the activity of moths, and is likely to disrupt nocturnal pollination.
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
Sometimes pure curiosity driven research can yield wondrous knowledge and practical benefits, as was the case with the large blue butterfly.
Climate change means droughts will become more frequent, and butterflies will be particularly affected.
The dead animal specimens that comprise natural history collections contribute a lot toward scientific understanding of their still-living counterparts – and those that have gone extinct.