beetles
Image of the Day: Colorado Potato Beetles
Image of the Day: Colorado Potato Beetles
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 6, 2018
Leptinotarsa decemlineata has been decimating agricultural crops since at least the 19th century, and by sequencing its genome researchers hope to explore new strategies for controlling the pest.
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
Image of the Day: Ectopic Wings
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 24, 2018
Insect wings may have evolved from multiple origins, say researchers.
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
Image of the Day: An Actual “Shithole”
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2018
Beetles cherish the dung they live and feed on.
Image of the Day: Beetle Penis 
Image of the Day: Beetle Penis 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 22, 2017
Scientists look to a leaf beetle’s genitals for lessons on improving catheter strength.  
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Gene Drive’s Achilles Heel
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2017
Rare genetic variants could blunt efforts to destroy pest populations. 
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Diana Kwon | Feb 27, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Beetle Bomb
Beetle Bomb
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
High-speed X-ray video reveals how bombardier beetles control their toxic sprays.
Size Matters
Size Matters
Tracy Vence | Jun 30, 2014
The disproportionately endowed carabid beetle reveals that the size of female—and not just male—genitalia influences insemination success.
Dung Beetles Navigate by Sunlight
Dung Beetles Navigate by Sunlight
Jef Akst | Jan 7, 2014
Shortly after demonstrating dung beetles’ ability to navigate by the stars, researchers in Sweden provide evidence that the insects can also use the sun to find their way.