Researchers have discovered a group of female phorid flies that bite off ant heads and then haul them away for dinner.
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Black widow spiders have rapidly evolved super lethal venom, such that the spiders are now building stronger webs to handle ever-bigger prey.
Over 400 million years of evolution have contributed to making insects the most diverse group of animals in the world, a new study finds.
With over 400 million years of evolution under their belts, it's no wonder that insects are the most diverse group of animals on Earth.
When you’re sick, you want the most effective treatment to help get you back on your feet. But what if that involved bugs?
Take a closer look at these caterpillars, bugs, moths, wasps and butterflies to learn more about insects found in the eastern half of the United States.
Perhaps even creepier than spiders are city spiders. New research has found the humped golden orb-weaving spider grows larger and produces more eight-legged babies in urban areas.
Summer speed limits could reduce roadkill deaths for the rare Hine's emerald dragonfly, an endangered species.
Like an army of miniature robots with a highly effective drill sergeant, 1,024 coin-size machines can race into meticulous formation to create three-dimensional shapes.
Ants may be some of Earth's most powerful biological climate brokers, a provocative new study claims.
A municipal worker who got stung by an estimated 1,000 bees while mowing a park lawn on Thursday (July 24) was in stable condition. So how did he survive the buzzing attack?
A sixth-grade student’s science fair project led to the discovery that erythritol, a sugar alcohol in Truvia, may be a human-safe insecticide.
The gait of a 410-million-year-old precursor to spiders has been recreated based on fossilized specimens.
A stick insect camouflaged in the forests of southern China got its cover blown last month by a flashlight-toting scientist who identified the critter as a new species.