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.
A gigantic moth that is almost never seen by humans was recently found on a building site at a school in Australia.
A moth that looks like it crawled out of a shadowy underworld is freaking out Facebook users, including some who are wondering whether the creature in the post is even real.
Over 1,000 species of nocturnal moths come into the light, in the new book, “Mariposas Nocturnas.”
A miniscule moth with a wingspan measuring only 0.4 inches (9 millimeters) is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the United States, Donald Trump.
A new species of daddy longlegs has been unearthed lurking on the forest floor in the mountains of Oregon, and it’s a relative beast compared to its close cousins.
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