entomology
Arthropods Abundant in American Homes
Arthropods Abundant in American Homes
Catherine Offord | Jan 21, 2016
The average US household contains 62 distinct families of arthropod species, according to an entomological census.
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Spider and Centipede Venom Remarkably Similar
Bob Grant | Jun 12, 2015
The predatory toxins employed by animals separated by millions of years of evolution are virtually identical, a study shows.
A Most Kinky Moth
A Most Kinky Moth
Carrie Arnold | May 1, 2015
A retired entomologist discovers a world of behavioral diversity in the courtship rituals of a well-studied moth species.
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.
A Spider's Eye View
A Spider's Eye View
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
NYC Rats Harbor Plague Fleas
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2015
Researchers find Oriental rat fleas, the insects that can carry plague bacteria, on New York City-dwelling rodents.
<em>Apiarium</em>, 1625
Apiarium, 1625
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2015
Galileo’s improvements to the microscope led to the first published observations using such an instrument.
A Deathly Pallor
A Deathly Pallor
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2015
Global warming could lead to lighter-colored insects with waning immune defenses.
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2014
Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.
Sleep Tight
Sleep Tight
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.