Scientists have found that fire ants can actually help the spread of an invasive plant species.
You might not think that insects have complicated sex lives. When it comes to a certain small brown moth, though, you may be surprised.
Have you ever wondered how fireflies shine? These insects light up summer nights, flashing in patterns to communicate to one another within the darkness. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this bioluminescence.
It turns out that fungus-growing ants are picking when it comes to cultivating their crops. Scientists have discovered that a lineage of South American ants have an evolutionary history of improvement of their fungal crops.
When you think of New York City, you usually think of large buildings and pavement--not insects. But it turns out that these arthropods play a huge role in the city's ecosystem.
There's been a major breakthrough when it comes to the study of insects. Scientists have published the first modern roadmap of insect evolution, revealing how these creatures are related and uncovering their true ecological, economic and medical importance.
Scientists are giving cyborg cockroaches an upgrade. They've created new technology that allows these biobots to pick up sounds with small microphones, and then seek out the source of the sound.
When it comes to honey bees, diet is all important. It turns out that honey bees fed on a natural diet of pollen are far more resistant to pesticides than those that are fed an artificial diet.
It turns out that ants aren't the only insects that inhabit their own nests. Scientists have found how a species of butterfly manages to infiltrate ant nests and spends most of its life there as an unwanted guest.
Scientists have long wondered how male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away. Now, they may have their answer. It all has to do with air flow.
Scientists have taken a closer look at the house fly's genome, and state that it could provide insights into pathogen immunity, pest control and decomposing waste.
Scientists have found that there's one set of insects that speed ahead more quickly than the others. It turns out that metamorphosing insects diversify far more quickly than other insects, and are the biggest contributors to the evolution of insect diversity.