New findings suggest the loss of fertility at high temperatures is a major threat to the survival of some species.
Planting a garden for winter-active insects is a wonderful way to support local biodiversity. Your garden will thrive with the free pollination and pest control services the insects provide.
Not all flowers smell good, to people at least, but their scents are a way to attract pollinators.
Entomologists wonder if the insects currently pollinating farmed cacao are the right ones for the task.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
Summer can bring out the bugs. Here’s what to do if you miss a spot when applying insect repellent.
Flies have long held symbolic meaning in the history of art. In portraits made in Renaissance Europe, the presence of a fly symbolizes the transience of human life.
Savvy female stable flies prefer to lay their eggs on donkey and sheep dung. Knowing where they choose to do this will help us manage disease.
Fossil flies from what is now Denmark reveal some striking similarities between insect eyes 54 million years ago, and our own vision today.
How the zebra got its stripes is not only a just-so story, but an object of scientific inquiry. New research suggests that stripes help zebras evade biting flies and the deadly diseases they carry.
It’s easy to whip out the fly spray, but our fondness for pesticides can bring knock-on effects such as increased resistance, and harming beneficial insects in and around our homes.
Bush flies and blowflies all vomit on their food, but other flies are a little more polite at the dinner table and don’t vomit at all.
Footballers came under attack from a swarm of flies on the Volgograd pitch. But there’s more to midges and gnats than meets the eye.
Flies need good grip because they often sleep upside down.
Why are flies so easily able to evade our attempts to swat them?
How do you rid your kitchen of pesky
fruit flies? A scientist who researches them explains.
While the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
A good summer picnic, bushwalk or barbecue with friends and family can all be ruined by those annoying flies that never leave you alone. So what are they after?
It only takes a single fly to alight on your picnic lunch to make you uneasy about what germs may have landed with it. But what harm can come from a fly landing on your food? Should you throw it away?
Without insects the food chain would diminish and we would have very little fruit and vegetables to eat.