From insects to birds to bats to frogs, these little loudmouths have found ingenious ways to deliver their messages at high volume.
Despite their sharp-looking pincers, earwigs have a reputation for being tender parents.
Huge swathes of Africa remain unstudied and their species undocumented.
Many gardeners worry these large larvae might damage plants. But before you squish them, read this.
There would be no life on Earth without invertebrates, but they are understudied and underappreciated. The Bug of the Year competition aims to change that, so have your say and vote!
Scientists use biologging devices to track animal behaviour – here are four times where it has improved our understanding of nature.
Wet weather is great for some species of bugs. But Christmas beetle swarms look to be a thing of the past
In one of the largest studies of its kind we looked at the evidence from over 300 published reports.
Woodlice are everywhere but people don’t like them much. Here’s why they should be more popular.
DDT accumulates in wildlife and magnifies up the food chain. Birds of prey occupy the top of these food chains in various ecosystems.
Across the world, phenological events are occurring increasingly earlier as a result of climate change.
Tiny plant and insect fossils provide unique insight into an ancient ecosystem that would, later, be altered by climatic shifts.
Over hundreds of million years of evolution, ants have come up with some pretty smart solutions to problems of agriculture, navigation and architecture. People could learn a thing or two.
Everyone is feeling the heat these days – even species that develop underground.
Invertebrates are the most abundant animals on our planet – and the vast majority are nothing to be afraid of, despite their appearances.
Creating and preserving diverse forests can help us prepare for the next insect outbreak and protect our trees.
Honey bees, wild and native bees face threats from parasites, pesticides and habitat loss. Shorter winters, more extreme weather and more habitat destruction won’t help.
Published in 1962, ‘Silent Spring’ called attention to collateral damage from widespread use of synthetic pesticides. Many problems the book anticipated persist today in new forms.
Don’t let microbes and insects turn your Halloween masterpiece into a horror show before the big night.
Climate change is exposing animals to temperatures outside of their normal limits – a new study has found that insects have a particularly weak ability to adjust.