large brown moth
Science Snapshot: Insect Resurrection
The potentially-invasive moth hasn’t been seen in a century.
Science Snapshot: Insect Resurrection
Science Snapshot: Insect Resurrection

The potentially-invasive moth hasn’t been seen in a century.

The potentially-invasive moth hasn’t been seen in a century.

moths
Yellow and black caterpillar crawling on a leaf in a green background
Virus Alters Caterpillars’ Vision to Trick Them into Climbing
Alejandra Manjarrez | Mar 25, 2022
A study finds that a baculovirus that infects cotton bollworm larvae changes the expression of genes involved in light perception, driving them to seek heights that could favor viral transmission.
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Emily Makowski | Jan 2, 2020
Neuronal signal timing is crucial for muscle coordination during flight.
Image of the Day: Bat Attack!
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 15, 2018
Barbastelle bats trick moths with muffled echolocation calls.
Image of the Day: Ancient Moth Wings
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Jan 12, 2018
The 200-million-year-old fossils, the earliest found of lepidopterans, show characteristics of extant moths.
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 17, 2015
Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.
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.