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.
A new genus of plant bug, plus four new species from Australia were recently identified.
Rooftop bugs may provide valuable insight regarding climate change and how speceis adapt, relocate or die.
Kissing bugs, also known as assassin bugs, carry a parasite linked to a disease that threatens the heart and GI tract. A recent study found that Texans may now be at a higher risk of being infected.
Biodiversity of areas throughout the Tibetan Plateau were found to depend heavily on the underlying soils. This leads researchers to believe that biodiversity is just as important underground as it is above ground.
"That's not flying! That's falling... with style." The memorable words of Tom Hanks as Toy Story's Sheriff Woody Pride would certainly apply here. Like Buzz Lightyear himself, the tree-hopping spiders of South American canopies have been revealed to fall with more grace than ever expected, stylishly gliding from one trunk to another to avoid predators.
It's not exactly an uncommon sentiment to believe that pesticides are causing a lot more environmental harm than big chemical lets on. After all, some of the most popular pesticides in agriculture, neonicotinoids, have turned out to be a driving force behind pollinator decline around the world. Now new research has revealed that the harm doest stop there. According to new research, common insecticide sprays can actually alter a spider's personality, making them exceptionally lazy.
Scientists have discovered two new, very creepy water bug species in Belize and Peru, according to a new study.
With experts worrying that global food shortage may soon become an issue due to an unsustainable human population, they are trying to come up with a possible solution. But new research shows that we may not have to worry after all - as long as we're okay eating bacterial slime and bugs instead of a Big Mac and fries.
Surveillance traps are showing that the brown marmorated stink bug - a harmful pest for farmers and a smelly nuisance for home owners - continues to gradually invade southwest Michigan even as weather grows colder.
What do you do when you have 250,000 bugs but nowhere to put them? That's the problem the Smithsonian Institution currently faces. An entomologist who generously left his life savings and massive bug specimen collection to the Smithsonian is now giving the museum some grief.
Bug season is underway with mosquitoes, ticks and other creepy crawlers making their rounds and some may even carry diseases such as West Nile virus and Lyme disease.