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.
Ants have an incredible instinct to help their comrades.
Insects have often been described with words like "disgusting" and the idea of eating them horrifies some people. But this needs to change as they can be an important food source.
Insects developed technology long before we did, so perhaps they can show us how to use it without damaging the planet.
They're the soil-builders that allow Africa's arid savannas to be lush grasslands. What do they do inside their huge mounds – and how does a collective mind allow them to do it?
Formlings are representations of flying termites and their underground nests. They are associated with botantical subjects considered by the San to have great spiritual significance.