Image of the Day: On the Attack
Image of the Day: On the Attack
This caterpillar secretes acid to get past the defenses of the plant on which it preys.
Image of the Day: On the Attack
Image of the Day: On the Attack

This caterpillar secretes acid to get past the defenses of the plant on which it preys.

This caterpillar secretes acid to get past the defenses of the plant on which it preys.

insect behavior
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: Aphid Nurses
Image of the Day: Aphid Nurses
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 16, 2019
To their own detriment, aphid nymphs release body fluids that clot up a plant’s wound caused by insects predating on the gall where the colony lives.
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.
Bees Stopped Buzzing During the 2017 Eclipse
Bees Stopped Buzzing During the 2017 Eclipse
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
The insects fell silent as the moon cast a shadow over parts of North America last summer, researchers report.
How Ants Make Collective DecisionsHow Ants Make Collective Decisions
How Ants Make Collective Decisions
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Transport of food sways between two modes.
Image of the Day: Trade Deals
Image of the Day: Trade Deals
The Scientist Staff | Jan 25, 2017
The forces of supply and demand appear influence paper wasp (Polistes dominula) populations. When more nest options are available, helper wasps work fewer hours to earn membership in a colony.
A Most Kinky Moth
A Most Kinky Moth
Carrie Arnold | May 1, 2015
A retired entomologist discovers a world of behavioral diversity in the courtship rituals of a well-studied moth species.
Cooperative Control
Cooperative Control
Sandhya Sekar | Feb 10, 2015
With the help of a virus that infects its prey’s nervous system, a parasitoid wasp coerces a lady beetle to protect its young.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Abby Olena | Feb 13, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research