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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.
We value bees for the jobs they do for the environment and us – why is the same not true of wasps?
Two billion people already eat 'prawns of the land', so why don't many Australians? A new CSIRO industry roadmap on edible insects explains why we should bring bugs into mainstream diets.
There's still a very good chance of recovery for most of these species, but only with new targeted conservation effort.
First ever feeding experiments reveal that solitary bees need to carb-load – and can be picky when it comes to dieting.
A type of structure called a 'scaffold' acts like a safety net for ants when they go foraging, preventing them from slipping on steep surfaces.
If you find your house overrun by bugs after the floods, go easy on them. Here's what you can do instead of using pesticides.
Looking for a new gardening challenge? Turning your yard into an insect-friendly oasis could mean less work and more nature to enjoy.
A diverse pollinator community is a reliable one.
One of the largest groups of 17-year cicadas, Brood X, last emerged from underground in 2004. The next generation will arrive starting in April.
EU-banned pesticides could not only threaten wild bees where they eat, but where they sleep too.
The last time a specimen was collected was in 1923.
Entomologists wonder if the insects currently pollinating farmed cacao are the right ones for the task.
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
De-icing salts help us get around in winter, but they corrode cars, crack roads and contaminate rivers and lakes. Scientists are working to develop better options by imitating natural antifreezes.
Chemicals banned in the EU were recently granted an exemption for limited use in the UK.
The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium. The calcium-rich limestone bedrock of the lower U.S. Midwest may provide ideal conditions for populations to explode.
For some sand-dwelling plants, stickiness is a defense tactic that keeps predators at bay.
Summer can bring out the bugs. Here's what to do if you miss a spot when applying insect repellent.