Genes Shared With Viruses Protect Caterpillars from Parasitic Wasps
Genes Shared With Viruses Protect Caterpillars from Parasitic Wasps
A newly identified gene family named “parasitoid killing factor” is found in both insect-infecting viruses and their hosts, although researchers can’t yet tell where they originated.
Genes Shared With Viruses Protect Caterpillars from Parasitic Wasps
Genes Shared With Viruses Protect Caterpillars from Parasitic Wasps

A newly identified gene family named “parasitoid killing factor” is found in both insect-infecting viruses and their hosts, although researchers can’t yet tell where they originated.

A newly identified gene family named “parasitoid killing factor” is found in both insect-infecting viruses and their hosts, although researchers can’t yet tell where they originated.

lepidoptera
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2018
The 200-million-year-old fossils, the earliest found of lepidopterans, show characteristics of extant moths.
Image of the Day: Not a Leaf
Image of the Day: Not a Leaf
The Scientist Staff | Jul 26, 2017
With brown splotches artfully strewn against its bright yellow coloring, the striking imperial moth (Eacles imperialis) appears more leaf than Lepidoptera.
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.
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Molly Sharlach | Sep 10, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Waiting in the Wings
Waiting in the Wings
Erin Weeks | Dec 1, 2013
A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.