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Image of the Day
War Dance of the Honeybee
Karl Gruber | Jan 31, 2018
One species has developed a novel waggle to warn about invading wasps.
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2018
The 200-million-year-old fossils, the earliest found of lepidopterans, show characteristics of extant moths.
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Aug 31, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
Uncovering the Secrets of a Successful Pest
Diana Kwon | Apr 30, 2017
The green peach aphid can colonize new host plants with ease through rapid changes in gene expression.
Sweet Trick, Hawkmoths
Bob Grant | Apr 17, 2017
The fast-flying insects convert sugars from nectar into antioxidants, which can help heal the oxidative damage suffered by their hard-working muscles.
How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction
Ruth Williams | Feb 28, 2017
Scientists identify the genes responsible for bacteria-controlled sterility in arthropods.
How an Invasive Bee Managed to Thrive in Australia
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 31, 2016
The Asian honeybee should have been crippled by low genetic diversity, but thanks to natural selection it thrived.
Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Sep 30, 2016
A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.
The Flower Sense of Hawkmoths
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 31, 2016
The pollinators of a wild tobacco plant use the tip of their proboscis to determine whether they should stop for a drink.