Image of the Day: Turtle Ant Soldiers
Image of the Day: Turtle Ant Soldiers
Big heads come in handy when the social insects are tasked with defending their nest.
Image of the Day: Turtle Ant Soldiers
Image of the Day: Turtle Ant Soldiers

Big heads come in handy when the social insects are tasked with defending their nest.

Big heads come in handy when the social insects are tasked with defending their nest.

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Beetle Larvae Can Survive on Polystyrene Alone
Beetle Larvae Can Survive on Polystyrene Alone
Nayanah Siva | Mar 11, 2020
Also known as superworms, the scavengers are able to digest the plastic, opening up the possibility of harnessing their abilities to help tackle our pollution crisis.
Image of the Day: Scorpionfly Fossils
Image of the Day: Scorpionfly Fossils
Amy Schleunes | Mar 10, 2020
A piece of ancient amber found in a small Burmese village holds preserved remains that indicate this family of insects survived longer than the Early Cretaceous, as previously believed.
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
What Makes a Venus Flytrap Snap
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
To avoid wasting digestive energy, the plant only seals shut after sensing certain prey movements.
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Infographic: How a Venus Flytrap Snaps
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2020
Trigger hairs on the lobes of the trap are tuned to respond to wriggling prey.
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Emily Makowski | Jan 9, 2020
Watch an insect shed its exoskeleton and stretch its new wings.
Image of the Day: Feather Feeders
Image of the Day: Feather Feeders
Emily Makowski | Dec 11, 2019
These ancient insects ate dinosaur feathers during the Cretaceous period.
Image of the Day: Bespectacled Mantis
Image of the Day: Bespectacled Mantis
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019
Insects wearing 3-D glasses detect computer-generated prey.
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Image of the Day: Beetle Evolution
Emily Makowski | Nov 19, 2019
Plants, fungi, and bacteria likely contributed to insect diversity.
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.