beetles
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 | Jul 1, 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.
Science with a Sense of Humor
Science with a Sense of Humor
Erin Weeks | Sep 13, 2013
Researchers who studied stargazing dung beetles, opera-loving mice are among recipients of this year’s Ig Nobel Prizes.
Right Under Their Noses
Right Under Their Noses
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2013
Biology students discover a new species of beetle in the giant city of Manila.
Life (Re)Cycle
Bernd Heinrich | Aug 1, 2012
Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.
Beetles Stay True to Their Colors
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 30, 2011
Fifteen to 47-million-year-old fossil beetles have retained their structural colors almost intact.
Bug Fest 2011
Bug Fest 2011
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.
Beetle Mania
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.