If it has six legs and looks semi-alien, it probably plays a crucial role on our planet. The latest on insects, and the entomologists trying to shed light on their importance and uniqueness.
Latest Insects Stories
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Spider silk stronger than Kevlar spun by an unlikely source
This parasite deploys mucus slime balls to make ‘zombie ants’
This small, squishy robot is cuter than its cockroach inspiration
A three-eyed organism roamed the seas half a billion years ago
Is bigger better? Not when it comes to the world’s strongest animals.
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Life after death never looked so beautiful
Butterflies can remember specific flower foraging routes
How male tobacco budworm moths found their perfect cologne
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‘Brainwashing’ parasites inherit a strange genetic gap
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Bee brains could teach robots to make split-second decisions
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