Many gardeners worry these large larvae might damage plants. But before you squish them, read this.
New research shows rewilding with invertebrates – insects, worms, spiders and the like – can go a long way in bringing our degraded landscapes back to life.
Everyone is feeling the heat these days – even species that develop underground.
Small hive beetles are the only species known to trick worker bees into feeding them essential food for the bee colony’s own survival and reproduction.
One of Australia’s largest groups of flower species is named after a wealthy British slave-trader. And Nazi memorabilia collectors have almost sent “Hitler’s beetle” extinct. It’s time for a change.
On starlit nights, the Milky Way acts as these beetles’ primary reference. But light pollution gets in the way.
Carrion beetles help stabilise the biology of the soil they live in.
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.
Preserved in amber, a tiny beetle has shed light on the moment the world first burst into bloom.
If you think only humans engage in disinformation, think again. Here is a stunning example of a beetle manipulating the odors emitted from a rotting corpse to keep it hidden from competitors.
Australia’s invertebrates have an ancient lineage and a fascinating evolution. Get up close with macrophotography to discover tiny, unique animals you’ve probably never seen before.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
In the Amazon, beetles and flowering trees have developed a tight bond. Hundreds of beetle species thrive off of and pollinate blossoms, helping to maintain some of the highest biodiversity on Earth.
The steep decline in biodiversity is worrying, especially as wild species are important for pollination and pest control.
Researchers realised a dull-looking 13,000-year-old weevil was actually covered in brilliant green, blue and yellow nanoscopic crystals.
For many people, the gentle blinks of fireflies flashing are a favorite part of summer evenings. An entomologist explains some lightning bug basics.
When the Beetle was first introduced, Americans had never seen anything like it. Among art car enthusiasts, it became the ideal canvas for self-expression.
You can barely communicate with your kids, but these creatures are sending complex interspecies instructions.
Dung beetles are largely invisible. And yet without their vital activities, the world would have a lot more faeces in it.