Swarms of gypsy moths have been attacking the Massachusets area due to two consecutive dry springs. The invasive pests are reportedly chewing down acres of trees and delaying airplanes.
Tiger moths produce ultrasound signals that can advertise their toxicity or jam the sonar used by bats for echolocation.
Ever wonder how hairy animals keep themselves clean? You may be more familiar with the grooming techniques of household pets, but some animals use "renewable" cleaning strategies researchers hope to apply to keeping technology dust-free.
Rooftop bugs may provide valuable insight regarding climate change and how speceis adapt, relocate or die.
Here's an update on Monarchs, British butterflies, DNA mapping, and the book A Butterfly Journey: Maria Sibylla Merian Artist and Scientist, among other things fluttery and pollinator-oriented.
Barbastelle bats observed in central France have adapted to hunt eared moths more efficiently. Using two different, weak signals, they are able to sneak up on their prey while keeping track of their environment.
Reduction of habitat fragmentation and greenhouse gas emissions could prolong the survival of butterflies, say researchers. But it's a tight situation.
Hawkmoths have the tough task of hovering mid-air to obtain their favorite flower nectar, even in the dark, but new fascinating research shows that these insects can slow down their brains for better night vision - while continuing to perform demanding tasks.
For as long as experts have been researching how bats hunt, they have also seen that some moths have the unique ability to jam honing sonar. Among hawkmoths, for instance, the sonic calls of bats are apparently disrupted by dissonant signals coming from the insects' genitals. Now, researchers think they have determined the evolutionary roots of this unusual defensive adaptation.
A new moth species, Aenigmatinea glatzella, recently discovered in Australia is what scientists are calling a "living dinosaur," because its prehistoric roots can provide insight into the evolution of these insects, according to new research.
The graceful and beautiful luna moth has been found to use its tails to keep preying bats confused, giving the delicate moth a fighting chance in a bat-eat-moth world.
More and more endangered grizzly bears are frequenting the southeastern part of the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem every summer, according to a recent study, in search of army cutworm moths. Given that other food resources like trout and pine nuts are in decline, the findings may have important implications for grizzlies' survival.