Researchers captured slow motion video of praying mantis strikes, revealing what makes these insects such effective predators.
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A new paper gathers images of invasive Vespa hornet species worldwide, and offers clues to help identify them.
Sightings of Asian giant hornets in the state of Washington raise concerns that the enormous insects may be settling in North America.
Gynandromorphy produced a bee with half of its body displaying female features, and the other half of its body showing male traits.
Amber from Australia holds some of the continent's oldest known specimens of preserved plants and animals, and includes a pair of flies trapped while mating.
A pair of 99-million-year-old cave-dwelling cockroaches are rewriting the early history of when bugs first moved into caves.
After a group of worker ants became trapped in a sealed nuclear bunker in Poland, they formed a queen-free "colony" that survived through cannibalism.
Yellow jackets in Alabama may be in the midst of a colossal craze; they're making humongous "super nests" that can house 15,000 worker wasps, according to an entomologist there.
At first glance, centipedes and millipedes look alike with their numerous legs. But there are a few key differences between these squirmy creatures.
Not only are their bites itchy and annoying, but mosquitoes also carry diseases. Here's a look at why some years are worse for the pesky insects.
From the seven-spotted ladybug to clown beetles, the deserts are full of amazing insects with their own quirky features and lifestyles.