Fruit flies, despite their tiny size and annoying sound, could probably save the entire planet from the threat of climate change.
Fossilized termite nests in Africa reveal that the insects were the world's oldest farmers, practicing a type of agriculture millions of years before humans came onto the scene.
Can the magnificent 17th-century structure survive air pollution--and a barrage of green insect poo?
A new study reveal the unusual sexual behavior of a rare species of dragonfly that were previously thought to be extinct four decades ago.
A stick insect discovered in southern China is the world's new longest insect, measuring almost two feet. The Chinese bug has been named in honor of the scientist who found it.
Mating noises of cicadas will fill up the Northeastern part of the United States as an estimated of billions of these insects will emerge from the ground to have a frenzy of mating and egg laying.
Bedbugs are hardy pests that have built up a strong resistance to common pesticides. In a recent study, researchers sequenced the genome of these bugs, revealing unique genetic features that could help create better methods of pest control.
Bedbugs have built up a resistance to common insecticides due to overuse. Researchers suggest that in order to completely rid our sheets and mattresses of unwanted pests, we need to reevaluate current strategies for fighting them off.
Queen bees and ants emit a chemical that alters their offspring's DNA at birth. This keeps "princesses" sterile and working busily for the colony.
Promiscuous male crickets ultimately reduce their chances of having a child due to sperm competition -- as their partners will also mate with many other males.
Think you live along? Think again. Any of over 500 different kinds of insects are likely living in your house right now. A first-of-its-kind study revealed the true diversity of arthropods living among us behind closed doors.
Among the insects known as burying beetles, females are more attracted to smaller males because they are, you know, chill. That is, they're less likely to get into fights when competing for mates. Despite their increased sex appeal, however, smaller males are not necessarily better parents, researchers reveal in a new study.
Praying mantises fitted with blue and green miniature glasses prove the insects use 3D vision to hunt. This could help scientists better understand how vision evolved in humans, and ultimately improve visual perception in robots.
Although colonies of Florida carpenter ants have designated roles, researchers managed to turn foraging ants into scouts with the use of epigenetic drugs. This suggests social behavior is not necessarily based on an individual's genetics.
Insects are ectothermic, which means their internal body temperatures are regulated by surrounding environmental temperatures. Researchers suggest the key to surviving cold winter temperatures for some species is to maintain a balanced salt and water blood concentration.