Latest Insects Stories
E.O. Wilson changed the world with lessons learned from ants
How big did ancient millipedes get? Bigger than you’d like.
This eyeless millipede shattered the record for most legs
What’s sweeter than honey to these bees? Rotting meat.
A new technique reveals how butterfly wings grow into shimmery wonders
Pesticides leave a lasting mark on pollinating bees
These infrared images show just how alive butterflies’ wings are
These honeybees have a surprisingly fierce battle cry
The protein that keeps worker ants in line can also make them queen
Inflatable tentacles and silk hats: See how caterpillars trick predators to survive
City lights could trigger a baby boom for some moths and butterflies
Surprise: Ants have teeth. Here’s how they keep them sharp.
You should start eating bugs. Here’s how.
Maggots and algae could be the sustainable snacks of the future
Butterflies drink more than nectar—here’s how to turn your yard into an oasis
The government is raising an army of parasitic wasps to fight invasive beetles
Paper wasp nests have a secret fluorescent glow
Pesticides might be worse for bees than we thought
Everything you need to know about the spotted lanternfly invasion
Baby Brood X cicadas are headed underground. What lies ahead is still a mystery.
The Predatory Dance Of The Tiger Beetle
An accidental discovery could save a popular, struggling grapevine
These insects have 80 times the suction power of an elephant and pee at an alarming rate
Why Aren’t We Eating More Bugs?
Science Wages War Against Mosquitoes: Genetic Engineering, Lasers, and Nano-Attacks
Temperature tells honey bees what time it is
What’s stranger than bees telling time? How we learned that they can.
City gardens are abuzz with imperiled native bees
Why some bees and wasps are more likely to sting you
Researchers Reverse Engineer Fireflies To Make More Efficient LEDs
15 Bee-utiful Pictures Of Bees
The most effective ways to avoid bee, wasp, and hornet stings
To save monarch butterflies, we need more milkweed
Setting Insect Data To Music Helps Scientists Find Patterns
How to pick an ant farm for grown-ups
Roads and highways disrupt bee pollination
The main ingredient in RoundUp doesn’t just kill plants. It harms beetles, too.
What we know—and don’t know—about Brood X cicadas
Wasps are the bee’s knees
This female praying mantis has a persuasive body part it uses to find mates
TED Talk: Laser Control of Headless Fruit Flies Uncovers Secrets of the Mind
To remain hidden, these beetles sparkle like gems
Humans are putting fireflies at risk of extinction
Humans need bumble bees—and they are disappearing faster than we thought
Mosquitoes are becoming resistant to our best defenses
A beginner’s guide to butterfly watching
Scientists helped a horde of cannibal ants escape from a Soviet nuclear bunker
Male ants are pretty much just flying sperm (and other amazing ant facts)
The 10 worst insect stings in the wild
Monarch butterfly development is cooler than we thought
A giant tick that can hunt you through the forest is expanding its territory
Bed bugs once ate bat blood—so why do they bite us?
Believe it or not, you’ll actually love watching this video of leaping maggots
All the buzz about NASA’s new fleet of space bees
Researchers used CRISPR to give ‘monarch flies’ superpowers—here’s why
Just five awesome books about bugs
These newly discovered iridescent bees are already at risk of extinction
Male honeybees might blind queens to keep them hive-bound
Glowing millipede genitalia give scientists a leg up in the lab
These fold-up robots fly just like ladybugs
Megapixels: This butterfly’s wings are transparently toxic
Scientists discovered 103 beetles on one island, and got to name them all
Scientists thought they lost the world’s largest bee, but it was hiding in plain sight
The White House is infested with flies