Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Over the course of their lives, the jumping spider Synemosyna formica wears two different ant disguises to fool preying birds.
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters

Over the course of their lives, the jumping spider Synemosyna formica wears two different ant disguises to fool preying birds.

Over the course of their lives, the jumping spider Synemosyna formica wears two different ant disguises to fool preying birds.

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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: Prickly Legs
Image of the Day: Prickly Legs
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 5, 2019
Froghopper insects gain traction on smooth plant leaves by piercing them with tiny spikes.
Image of the Day: Ringspots
Image of the Day: Ringspots
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 25, 2019
Tiny insects carry the tomato spotted wilt virus, which causes infected plants to develop discolored ring-shape blotches.
Image of the Day: White Stripes
Image of the Day: White Stripes
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 23, 2019
Black-and-white painted skin can help protect from insect bites.
Recording of “Sonic Attack” in Cuba Was Crickets: Scientists
Recording of “Sonic Attack” in Cuba Was Crickets: Scientists
Kerry Grens | Jan 7, 2019
Biologists say a sound suspected to have caused headaches, nausea, and possible brain damage among diplomats is actually of insects chirping.
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Moths’ scales vibrate in the frequency range of bats’ echolocation calls, perhaps helping the insects to avoid predation.
Image of the Day: Weevil Eye
Image of the Day: Weevil Eye
Kerry Grens | Oct 17, 2018
The Nikon photomicrography competition winners of 2018 include striking close-ups of a compound eye, a fern, and an insect’s bubble house.
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Huge Arthropod Declines Documented in Puerto Rican Rainforest
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 16, 2018
The study authors attribute the decreases to climate change.
Image of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
Image of the Day: All in a Day’s Work
Shawna Williams | Oct 8, 2018
A bee researcher finds that his subjects are protected from viral infections when they dine on fungus.