Hoverflies have evolved to trick predators into thinking they have a sting in the tail – but the predators have fought back.
Bigger gardens and more greenery encourages insect diversity, some of which finds its way indoors.
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
Studying the way insects hear and make their own sounds is inspiring new hearing technology.
While no one likes getting bitten by mosquitoes, you might be surprised (and even a little fascinated) at the complex adaptions mosquitoes have developed to locate their favorite food sources.
Two new studies have linked controversial pesticides neonicotinoides to wild bee and butterfly declines.
Azteca ants are self-appointed protectors of coffee plants on Mexican plantations. But they have a lot to contend with from other insects.
Scientists have discovered two new types of ants in the rainforests of New Guinea thanks to an advanced X-ray imaging technique.
We should celebrate these amazing insects, not splat them.
The bizarre spectacle was the result of a coming together of several exceptional circumstances.
At least 100,000 insects are among the many Australian species still to be formally identified. That's a problem for any biosecurity experts who need to be able to spot potentially invasive bugs.
A 'Biblical swarm' of 'super-moths' from continental Europe is heading to the UK.
Springtails are found in every habitat except the oceans.
By working together, social insects are able to fix a small failure before it becomes a larger one.
Detecting drier or wetter conditions is crucial for insect survival. We've long known they can do this – now researchers have discovered the genetic and neural basis for their humidity-sensing system.
A war is raging in your backyard between the "good" and "bad" mosquitoes.
Termite damage costs Australian homes at least a billion dollars each year – but they are absolutely vital for ecosystems.
Insects have similar structures in their brains as do we, and that might mean that have a basic form of consciousness.
Silverfish have disappeared from our homes as book-bindings - their favourite food - have improved.
There are over 5,000 species of cockroach, but fortunately only a few have chosen to live with us.