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Many tortoise beetle larvae create shields for themselves using faeces and old skin. Scientists have now looked at how and why they create these poop parasols.
The bees were preserved well enough for researchers to make out small features, like their legs and antennae.
The invasive yellow-legged hornet, which preys on honey bees, has been spotted in Georgia for the first time.
Scientists have discovered proteins in the caterpillars' venom that fold up "like a little donut" to punch holes in the victim's cells, delivering extremely potent pain signals to the brain.
With colors ranging from candy pinks to golds and sometimes possessing wingspans as big as a bird's, moths are a fascinating group. Ecologist Tim Blackburn tells Live Science about the incredible, hidden world of moths.
DNA analysis indicates the world's most common bee originated in northern Europe around 780,000 years ago, before spreading into East Africa and Arabia around 120,000 years later.
Bullet and greenhead ants produce toxins they inject with every sting, which prolong nerve signals to the brain and lead to trembling, uncontrollable and long-lasting pain in mammals.
Scientists have revealed how butterflies evolved and took over the world in a new tree of life.
Artificial lights can be deadly to the insects that fly around them, so why do these critters do it?
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