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This incredibly rare orchid survives by making male beetles horny
When a species is a rare as the Disa forficaria, pollination requires some creativity.
Catnip and grapefruit are ushering in a new era of insect repellants
Soon you may not need DEET at all.
Does a cold winter mean fewer bugs in the summer?
Insects can get killed off by frigid temperatures, but some are hardier than others.
Cacao growers are bugging out about our chocolate supply
Could an itty-bitty pollinator be the problem?
When scientific pursuits become death sentences
Biologists spend long periods of time around the organisms they study. Sometimes that exposure has unintended effects.
Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town
Meet the man on the front lines of the ultimate bee sting.
Brain size isn’t everything
The animal kingdom provides some prime examples.
Cricket-based snacks are surprisingly delicious
What if your tortilla chips had 20 grams of protein?
Insects can be the ultimate teaching tool for kids
Don’t fear the pervasive creatures—learn from them.
The US is running out of wasp venom. That’s bad.
The same ingredient that causes severe allergic reactions in some people can also help save them. But new FDA guidelines are making it harder to come by.