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These nocturnal insects have amassed an impressive defensive arsenal against bats’ echolocation.
Fall armyworm devouring a soybean leaf.
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This year’s unprecedented fall armyworm invasion has laid waste to lawns, athletic fields and crops. Is it a fluke? When will it end?
Surveying moth caterpillars Douglas Boyes.
The increasing prevalence of white LED streetlamps spells worrying population declines for insects like moths.
Insects are an inexpensive and effective way to teach children about science.
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Insects are plentiful and inexpensive. Even when children aren’t attending school in person, they can learn from the encounters they have with insects outside.
New research sheds light on the unsung heroes of pollination.
Moths flutter toward light at night, but why?
Moths and insects cluster around lights at night. Why?
Scientists need your help to protect Australia’s insects and track their numbers.
Insects are vital to sustaining life on Earth – and their numbers are falling fast. So consider ditching the fly spray and see what you can do to help.
The silver-studded blue butterfly is among that species that may be flexible enough to thrive.
We looked at 130 species to see which will be the winners and losers from global warming
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Billions of bogong moths are setting out from Queensland, but not reaching Victoria. We need citizen scientists to help figure out where they’re ending up.
Turning street lights off at midnight could save money, energy and help nocturnal ecosystems thrive.
In fact, it’s not even the moths eating your clothes.
If you see moths and their larvae near your clothes, it’s a sign that it’s time to wash all your clothes and air them out in the sun.
Stink bug sightings are on the rise. In winter, they tend to move indoors to wait out the cold weather.
With the onset of cooler temperatures and shorter days, some insects pack-up and migrate to warmer climates. Others, including stink bugs, take up residence in our homes.
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The oak processionary moth established itself in the UK a decade ago, ahead of the parasitoids that would normally keep its numbers in check.
A giant swallowtail butterfly feeds from the flower of an alternate-leaved dogwood.
We’re in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Lepidoptera insects are at least 70m years older than we previously knew.
Michael McCarthy’s memoir is a timely reminder of the destruction of the natural world.
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The bizarre spectacle was the result of a coming together of several exceptional circumstances.
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A ‘Biblical swarm’ of ‘super-moths’ from continental Europe is heading to the UK.
New research shows that street lighting changes the activity of moths, and is likely to disrupt nocturnal pollination.
The classic peppered moth.
The peppered moth will always hold a special place in the annals of evolutionary biology. Its story is a classic example of natural selection, and of how animals can act as indicators of environmental change.