A two-pronged, pheromone-producing gland in female dragon mantises only pops up when they are ready to mate.
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The researchers say that brain plasticity like this may not just be a trick of the ants. Other animals could do it too, and we may only just be noticing.
Most predators are stymied by the cicadas' 17-year life spans, but the insects are still vulnerable to being zombified.
A rare Australian bee has been spotted for the first time since 1923. It was previously believed to be extinct.
Asian honey bees defend their hives by attaching animal dung around the doorways, a behavior that was previously unknown in bees.
There were nearly 200 new queens poised to start their own colonies in a 'murder hornet' nest destroyed by Washington state entomologists.
A tough exoskeleton in ironclad beetles protect them against piercing and crushing, and scientists recently uncovered the unusual interlocking structures that strengthen the insect's hard shell.
Pus caterpillars have among the most venomous stings of any animal in the United States. And they're having a boom year in Virginia.
Locusts are described by their two dramatically different behavior patterns: Either docile and solitary, or active and sociable, forming gigantic, ravenous swarms.
Recent reports of dramatic declines in insect populations have sparked concern about an 'insect apocalypse.' But a new analysis of data from sites across North America suggests the case isn't proven.
The death strike of a Cretaceous "hell ant" from 99 million years ago is preserved in amber, revealing how these demonic-looking ants hunted.
Not only does the fungus Massospora infect cicadas, eat their bodies and turn them into mind-controlled zombies, it forces them to attract more cicada victims.
Biologists named 5 newly-described species of Australian "assassin flies" after Thor, Loki and other Marvel heroes.
The stingless Tetragonula bees build nests in strange, spiral shapes. New research offers a reason why.