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7 Ways to Protect Fireflies

Compared to photographing them, catching fireflies is about the easiest thing to do. And in the summertime, many people love to run around a field with mason jar in hand, to get closer to these fasci…


Bees in Peril: A Timeline

A dramatic drop in bee populations began in 2005, and a number of factors continue to create problems for this key pollinator to this day. Here is a history of the issue. 2005 Bees populations had…


Would You Eat Bugs?

Billions, yes billions, of people eat bugs--from crickets to locusts, worms to grubs. The Greeks and Romans  harvested beetle larvae and cicadas; native Americans hunted crickets; termites are eaten i…


Mysterious New Stick Insect Discovered that Sprays Like a Skunk

By Bryan Nelson, Animal Planet A new species of stick insect has been discovered that is so mysterious and unusual that scientists have given it its own genus, Conlephasma, and the species name o…


Study: Butterflies Move North as Climate Changes

Although discussions of climate change often focus on the trouble it will cause for humans, it is vital to remember that continued warming may have just as drastic an effect on plant and animal popula…


Why Is Lyme Disease Not Just Tick-Borne Anymore?

  Some experts feel that almost everyone has been exposed to Lyme disease and may have it in one way, shape or form. Whether that's true or not is up for debate, but clearly there are those…


Secret to Youth: Elderly Bees?

Could observations of bee behavior help us develop new, non-drug treatments for age-related dementia? A new study from Arizona State University, published in the journal Experimental Gerontology, s…


Bee Sting Allergy

Insects alone can be annoying enough ... imagine being allergic to them! More than 2 million Americans are allergic to insect stings and bites from bees, wasps, fire ants, mosquitoes, and scorpions. …

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Beetle Revealed From the Inside Out

A computed microtomography video showing the intricate inner workings of the Dryops water beetle has won first prize in a prestigious international competition. Photo Credit: Amy Loves Yah via Flickr.…


Have a Slice of Insect Pie!

Dutch students bake the world's biggest grasshopper pie to promote insects as a source of protein. Photo Credit: Gilliamhome's Olympus E3 and Evolt 500 Page via Flickr. Odd News by NewsLook …


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