Moths recently discovered in the southern Appalachian Mountains have been named Cherokeea attakullakulla in honor of a famous Cherokee leader who lived during the 1700s.
Monarch butterflies are famous for their remarkable annual migration, traveling 2,000 miles from eastern United States to central Mexico every Autumn. Now researchers have determined that these butterflies find their way much like some birds do, using an internal magnetic compass.
Scientists have determined a way to genetically control the populations of livestock pests, limiting their ability to reproduce and cause trouble for farmers.
Loons are being driven from their nests by an explosion in biting black fly populations. The consequence of this? The next generation of the birds may prove dangerously small.
Researchers have identified several new species of chirping pill-millipedes in Madagascar. Unfortunately, a number of these newfound species are already in danger, with their ecosystems shrinking to a smaller size every day.
Researchers have recently made an unusual discovery, in that four species - all at different levels in the food chain - use the same single odor to communicate with and ruthlessly exploit each other.
Light-colored butterflies and dragonflies are out-competing darker-colored insects in the face of climate change.
A series or new experimental drone designs have been released with "exquisite" flight control, capable of navigating through complex urban environments. Their inspiration? Birds, bats, insects, and even snakes, researchers report.
New international standards for international trade packaging are significantly slowing the rate at which "stowaway" insects find their way into the United States, protecting tenuous ecosystems, a new study suggests.
Pesky flies buzzing around your home may be carrying antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can also be found in waste, according to a recent study by Kansas State University, published in the Applied and Environmental Microbiology journal.
A new study discovers why and how structural colors of insects change during the fossilization process.
A new study finds that cockroaches groom in order to improve their sense of smell.