Flies need good grip because they often sleep upside down.
Some spiders produce silk than can actually be stronger than steel and 50 times as light.
Venus flytrap plants have 'traps' that snap shut on insect prey. But they also rely on insects for pollination. New research suggests how the plant avoids eating its allies.
Ants produce their own antimicrobial chemicals to fight bacteria.
Meet the brawny bug with a concoction so caustic it'll make a toad vomit.
Why are flies so easily able to evade our attempts to swat them?
Lepidoptera insects are at least 70m years older than we previously knew.
Bed bugs make us shudder and cringe. So arm yourself with the courage to learn about the biology and successes of Cimex lectularius -- as well as the ways to get rid of it.
If warmer weather is your sign to reach for the pesticide, think again. From better soil to your own army of beneficial bugs, here are five reasons to put down the insect spray.
Some insects wear gory disguises and macabre masks year round, not just at Halloween.
Researchers are warning of a wipeout of huge numbers of insects. What's the evidence behind this alarm?
Killing insects, as the Big Wasp Survey asked people to do, contributed to many vital advances in science.
Bees sting other animals, including humans, when they think there might be a threat to their hive. But Evie, age 8, wonders if bees ever accidentally sting other bees.
The caterpillar and the butterfly: two forms, a single individual? A biologist and a philosopher explore this paradox.
Crop losses in African countries due to insect pests are estimated at 49%. However, with some species losses can climb up to 100%.
Bugs use their own defecation to defend their young, locate their homes and increase mating opportunities. For humans, insect faeces may even have untapped medicinal properties.
Bees and home security cameras use the same complex techniques to monitor their environments.
The first fully industrialised war prompted many to draw parallels between human society and the insect world.
Garden pollinators can turn their noses up at the flowers human eyes find most beautiful.
Simple and inexpensive gene-editing technology such as CRISPR has made the creation of genetically modified organisms much easier. But could nature still keep the upper hand?