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City lights could trigger a baby boom for some moths and butterflies
Insects in Nordic city regions are hanging around longer in the fall in rural spaces.
Butterflies drink more than nectar—here’s how to turn your yard into an oasis
These beautiful insects like to get a little dirty.
Monarch butterflies are beloved—and declining for this sad reason
Scientists trawled thousands of volunteer surveys over 25 years to understand what imperils the insects.
Build a garden that’ll have pollinators buzzin’
Transform your outdoor space into a thriving pollinator destination.
A rare ‘cosmic butterfly’ unfurls its wings in this telescoped image
Dying stars and illuminated gas create this stunning nebula.
These infrared images show just how alive butterflies’ wings are
They contain “wing hearts” that pump blood and regulate temperatures.
Researchers used CRISPR to give ‘monarch flies’ superpowers—here’s why
They could help explain an iconic butterfly’s evolution.
Monarch butterfly development is cooler than we thought
Warmer winters could have a surprising impact.
Megapixels: This butterfly’s wings are transparently toxic
The tropical insects' gliders are a warning signal to predators.
Like your grandparents, monarch butterflies are now wintering in Florida
Understanding where the insects travel will help biologists better track their overall population levels.