Insect

Find out everything there is to know about insects and stay updated on the latest insect research with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and insect pictures at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating species as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about insects.
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Time to Change Your Sheets? Bedbugs Have Favorite Colors
Bed Bug
April 26th, 2016
Do bedbugs prefer their hiding places to be a certain color?
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How Speedy Beetles 'Ski' Across the Water
March 3rd, 2016
Using high-speed cameras, scientists revealed that waterlily beetles use their wings to skim across the surface of the water like tiny skiers.
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Light-Up Device Lets You 'Talk' to Fireflies
April 12th, 2016
A handheld device lets users communicate with fireflies by producing light pulses in patterns that mimic actual firefly signals.
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Bugs for Everyone! Awesome Insect Photos Shared in Free Project
March 29th, 2016
A photo initiative is building a collection of high-resolution insect and spider images and placing them online for anyone to download and use for free.
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Swim Like a Butterfly? Sea Snail 'Flies' Through Water
A sea butterfly (<em>L. helicina</em>) from the Lazarev Sea, Antarctica.
February 18th, 2016
The sea butterfly, a tiny marine snail, has more in common with flying insects than you might expect, according to a new study investigating the creature's swimming technique.
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Photos: 15 Insects and Spiders That May Share Your Home
Carpet beetle, indoor arthropods
January 19th, 2016
A great variety of multi-legged creatures share our homes, and many of them aren't pests at all.
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Scientists Hijack Bugs, Turn Them into Cyborgs
Cyborg Beetle
March 30th, 2016
By implanting electrodes into the muscles of beetles, scientists can now precisely control how cyborg insects walk — an ability that may help these bugs carry out complicated tasks, researchers said in a new study.
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