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A fishing cat with a fish in its mouth
Genome Spotlight: Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
A high-quality reference genome for this vulnerable feline may help scientists understand why they’re so prone to transitional cell carcinoma in captivity.
Genome Spotlight: Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
Genome Spotlight: Fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)

A high-quality reference genome for this vulnerable feline may help scientists understand why they’re so prone to transitional cell carcinoma in captivity.

A high-quality reference genome for this vulnerable feline may help scientists understand why they’re so prone to transitional cell carcinoma in captivity.

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Circadian Clock Genes Help a Crop Pest Adapt to Climate Change
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020 | 3 min read
As global temperatures rise and winters shorten, caterpillars of the corn borer moth are emerging earlier in parts of the US thanks to changes in two genes, researchers find.
Image of the Day: Acoustic Camouflage
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018 | 1 min read
Moths’ scales vibrate in the frequency range of bats’ echolocation calls, perhaps helping the insects to avoid predation.
Image of the Day: Cocoon
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 23, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers have taken inspiration from wild silk moths to craft fibers that can transport images.
Image of the Day: Bat Attack!
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 15, 2018 | 1 min read
Barbastelle bats trick moths with muffled echolocation calls.
Image of the Day: Moth Proboscis
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 5, 2018 | 2 min read
The hawkmoth’s brain uses a different area to search for food than it does to look for where to lay eggs.  
Image of the Day: Moth Resurrection
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Dec 18, 2017 | 1 min read
Entomologists have rediscovered a species of moth that was considered lost for 130 years. 
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
Mary Bates | Sep 22, 2017 | 3 min read
In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
Image of the Day: Not a Leaf
The Scientist Staff | Jul 26, 2017 | 1 min read
With brown splotches artfully strewn against its bright yellow coloring, the striking imperial moth (Eacles imperialis) appears more leaf than Lepidoptera.
Image of the Day: Trump Bug
The Scientist Staff | Jan 18, 2017 | 1 min read
Inspired by President-elect Donald Trump's signature hairdo, a biologist named a new species of moth with yellowish-white scales on its head Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Jun 13, 2016 | 5 min read
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Distracting Tails
Jenny Rood | Feb 17, 2015 | 2 min read
Luna moths use their long tails to throw bats off their trail.
Moth Mating Calls Linked to Bats
Ed Yong | Jun 20, 2013 | 2 min read
The degree of honesty in moth courtship songs might have been influenced by their similarity to bat echolocation calls.
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