Most stings can be safely handled at home. But in rare cases, you can get a serious allergic reaction, which needs urgent medical attention.
Flies often beat out competitors for food because of their specialized sensing organs called antennae.
New research on what attracts blood-feasting flies to blue objects could help minimise the impacts of those insects on people and animals.
Scientists are learning amazing things about bees’ sensory perception and mental capabilities.
Two food scientists, an entomologist, an anthropologist, a veterinarian and a historian walk into a bar (of chocolate) and tell bitter and sweet stories of this favorite treat.
New research from China shows how the loss of insects is destabilising food webs.
Many gardeners worry these large larvae might damage plants. But before you squish them, read this.
A vaccine for bees may evoke images of teeny hypodermic needles, but this product works in a sophisticated way that reflects the social structure of honeybee colonies.
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.
Invertebrates are the most abundant animals on our planet – and the vast majority are nothing to be afraid of, despite their appearances.
A small congregation of the cockroaches was under the first rock scientists looked under, by sheer accident.
Recent studies suggest that the mind of a bee is far more sophisticated than once believed.
Ant feet are equipped with an array of tools – from retractable sticky pads to claws to special spines and hairs – enabling them to defy gravity and grip virtually any surface.
The son of a formerly enslaved mother, Charles Henry Turner was the first to discover that bees and other insects have the ability to modify their behavior based on experience.
The iconic monarch butterfly has been added to the Red List of endangered species, but hasn’t received protection in the US yet. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Mosquitoes are commonplace in summer but where do they go once the weather cools? They don’t completely disappear but find fascinating ways to survive the winter.
Bed bugs are pretty much universally reviled. But a public health entomologist explains how – while potentially traumatizing to deal with – they aren’t likely to make you sick.
Bees offer insights into many scientific questions, from cooperating in close quarters to strategies for finding food.
There are 900,000 described species of insects in the world. Field guides help us make sense of them.
Cockroaches have been on Earth far longer than humans and may outlast us. Here are a few reasons why.