Q&A: Global Insect Declines Due to “Death by a Thousand Cuts”
Q&A: Global Insect Declines Due to “Death by a Thousand Cuts”
University of Connecticut entomologist David Wagner speaks with The Scientist about his biggest concerns for global insect populations and recommendations for actions to help save these tiny but important creatures.
Q&A: Global Insect Declines Due to “Death by a Thousand Cuts”
Q&A: Global Insect Declines Due to “Death by a Thousand Cuts”

University of Connecticut entomologist David Wagner speaks with The Scientist about his biggest concerns for global insect populations and recommendations for actions to help save these tiny but important creatures.

University of Connecticut entomologist David Wagner speaks with The Scientist about his biggest concerns for global insect populations and recommendations for actions to help save these tiny but important creatures.

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The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
The Hidden World of Millipede Sex
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2020
Researchers use advanced imaging techniques to see what happens when a male and a female mate.
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 20, 2019
Over the course of their lives, the jumping spider Synemosyna formica wears two different ant disguises to fool preying birds.
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 16, 2018
The study authors attribute the decreases to climate change.
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Fossilized Brains Called into Question, Might be Microbes
Abby Olena | Apr 11, 2018
Authors of a new study suggest that 520-million-year-old structures, previously identified as the brains of ancient arthropods, are instead preserved microbial biofilms.
CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs
CT Scans Reveal New Muscles in Horseshoe Crabs
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 15, 2018
The chelicerates’ unique anatomical features make them useful analogs to extinct arthropods.
Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 
Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 9, 2018
Scientists study the unusual genome evolution of the bacteria that live within a genus of cicadas. 
Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt
Image of the Day: Rainbow Butt
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 4, 2018
Scientists explore why male peacock spiders are so colorful. 
Image of the Day: Guess Whose Leg  
Image of the Day: Guess Whose Leg  
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 8, 2017
Scientists have developed a computer tomography device capable of visualizing objects at nanoscale. 
Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture
Image of the Day: Primordial Sculpture
The Scientist Staff | Sep 20, 2017
This lifelike replica of the one-centimeter, 500-million-year-old arthropod Agnostus pisiformis was reconstructed from the animal’s ancient fossils.
Genomic Analysis Leaves Tardigrade Phylogeny Unclear
Genomic Analysis Leaves Tardigrade Phylogeny Unclear
Abby Olena | Jul 27, 2017
The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.
Arthropods Abundant in American Homes
Arthropods Abundant in American Homes
Catherine Offord | Jan 20, 2016
The average US household contains 62 distinct families of arthropod species, according to an entomological census.
To Retain a Brain
To Retain a Brain
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.
Mining the Mite-ochondrial Genome
Mining the Mite-ochondrial Genome
Tracy Vence | Dec 14, 2015
Phylogenetic analysis of DNA isolated from human hair follicle–dwelling mites shows that different lineages of the arthropods are associated with hosts with different regional ancestries.
The Rise of Heads
The Rise of Heads
Bob Grant | May 10, 2015
A 500 million-year-old brain fossil yields clues to the evolution of heads.
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Genetic Data Clarify Insect Evolution
Kate Yandell | Nov 6, 2014
Researchers create a phylogenetic tree of insects by comparing the sequences of 1,478 protein-coding genes among species.
Confirmed Venomous Crustacean
Confirmed Venomous Crustacean
Abby Olena | Oct 22, 2013
Researchers show that a cave-dwelling crustacean may use venom to immobilize and digest its prey.
Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?
Do Crustaceans Feel Pain?
Kate Yandell | Aug 9, 2013
An animal behavior professor argues that crabs and lobsters respond to electrical shocks in a way that suggests discomfort.