Magic" mushrooms seem to have passed their genes for mind-altering substances around among distant species to respond to an insect crisis.
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Butterflies and moths are so ancient, they lived before the existence of flowers, a new study finds.
Are we facing insect Armageddon? A recent study found that German nature reserves have seen a 75 percent reduction in flying insects over the last 27 years.
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.
X-ray scanners and high-speed video captured views of trap-jaw ants' jaws in action — inside and out.
A Cretaceous mantis fossil is helping scientists piece together how these insects evolved their prey-nabbing adaptations.
Praying mantises primarily hunt insects and spiders, but a new study found that for many large mantises, birds are also on the menu.
Scientific discovery takes patience, determination, focus and perseverance. And sometimes it also takes 2,879 Plasticine caterpillars.
A new species of ant, named after the band Radiohead, is dusted with crystalline white hairs and grows its own food.
More than a million insect specimens will be added to the Arizona State University entomology collection.
Female roaches are quicker to give virgin birth, or birth without sex, when in the company of other females.