Image of the Day: High Contrast
Image of the Day: High Contrast
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: High Contrast
Image of the Day: High Contrast

Of the Hemiptera bugs, milkweed-chomping Oncopeltus fasciatus have hung onto more smell and taste receptors than their liquid-guzzling relatives.

Of the Hemiptera bugs, milkweed-chomping Oncopeltus fasciatus have hung onto more smell and taste receptors than their liquid-guzzling relatives.

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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.
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.