Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
The click beetle’s intricate false eyes cast a deep black color with the help of pigment-coated hairs.
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater
Image of the Day: Eyed Elater

The click beetle’s intricate false eyes cast a deep black color with the help of pigment-coated hairs.

The click beetle’s intricate false eyes cast a deep black color with the help of pigment-coated hairs.

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Image of the Day: Horns and Wings
Image of the Day: Horns and Wings
Emily Makowski | Nov 29, 2019
Scarab beetle horns share a common genetic origin with wings.
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Emily Makowski | Nov 19, 2019
Plants, fungi, and bacteria likely contributed to insect diversity.
Eavesdropping on Soil Insects Could Aid Pest Management
Eavesdropping on Soil Insects Could Aid Pest Management
Michael Graw | Nov 1, 2019
Insects in the soil are difficult to monitor, but listening in on the noises they make could help farmers detect pest infestations and improve estimates of biodiversity.
Image of the Day: Attendance Record
Image of the Day: Attendance Record
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 11, 2019
Genetic material left behind on flowers can reveal which insects have visited.
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2018
The exaggerated horns and elongated forelegs of male flower beetles, which use these appendages as weapons in combat for females, do not slow down the insects in a race.
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 27, 2018
A single transcription factor regulates a harlequin ladybird’s colors.
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Fossilized Beetle Is Earliest Evidence of Insect Pollinator
Abby Olena | Aug 16, 2018
A 99-million-year-old beetle preserved in amber alongside grains of pollen likely pollinated prehistoric plants.
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
How Corpse-Eating Beetles Avoid Infection
Yao-Hua Law | Jun 1, 2018
Some beetle species may have evolved to tunnel into the ground to escape the pathogens that abound on dead and rotting animals.
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
Image of the Day: Beetle Escapes Toad’s Stomach
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 8, 2018
The bombardier beetle forced its devourer to vomit it out by releasing explosive, toxic chemicals.