Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Watch an insect shed its exoskeleton and stretch its new wings.
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis
Image of the Day: Molting Mantis

Watch an insect shed its exoskeleton and stretch its new wings.

Watch an insect shed its exoskeleton and stretch its new wings.

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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.
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.