Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Plants, fungi, and bacteria likely contributed to insect diversity.
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution

Plants, fungi, and bacteria likely contributed to insect diversity.

Plants, fungi, and bacteria likely contributed to insect diversity.

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Gene Regulation Gives Butterflies Their Stunning Looks
Gene Regulation Gives Butterflies Their Stunning Looks
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2019
Distantly related, lookalike Heliconius species arrive at the same appearance using the same few genes, but regulated differently, according to recent studies.
Image of the Day: Reprogrammed Ants
Image of the Day: Reprogrammed Ants
Emily Makowski | Nov 13, 2019
Watch soldier ants behave more like foragers after scientists change their gene expression.
When Is an Endosymbiont an Organelle?
When Is an Endosymbiont an Organelle?
Ruth Williams | Oct 3, 2019
The finding that a bacterium within a bacterium within an animal cell cooperates with the host on a biosynthetic pathway suggests the endosymbiont is, practically speaking, an organelle.
Image of the Day: Fossilized Eyes
Image of the Day: Fossilized Eyes
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 20, 2019
Both modern and ancient crane fly eyes contain eumelanin, a light-screening pigment.
Ecology, Not Physics, Explains Diversity of Insect Eggs
Ecology, Not Physics, Explains Diversity of Insect Eggs
Viviane Callier | Jul 3, 2019
Insect eggs can take any shape at almost any size, refuting explanations for their dimensions based on geometric scaling laws or on relationships between egg traits and adult traits.
Winter Bee Declines Greatest in 13 Years: Survey
Winter Bee Declines Greatest in 13 Years: Survey
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 1, 2019
US honeybee colonies took the largest hit since the Bee Informed Partnership started counting in 2006.
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 13, 2019
A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.
Image of the Day: High Contrast
Image of the Day: High Contrast
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 2, 2019
Of the Hemiptera bugs, milkweed-chomping Oncopeltus fasciatus have hung onto more smell and taste receptors than their liquid-guzzling relatives.
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Image of the Day: Ant Imposters
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 20, 2019
Over the course of their lives, the jumping spider Synemosyna formica wears two different ant disguises to fool preying birds.