Insects and arachnids are the most popular wild animal on Earth. Read our collection of articles discussing all sorts of ants, bugs, butterflies, spiders and just about every other type of insect and arachnid.
Bumblebees are smart enough to improve the rules of your stupid game, scientists.
Eating bugs is gaining popularity in the West, but many are still put off simply because they're insects. Might bugs in cocktails make the idea a bit easier to swallow?
With the identification of nine intriguing new bee species, questions about survival in the desert abound.
And its special endowment is not the thing that intrigues scientists the most.
In a state already teeming with pythons, tourists and Jimmy Buffett singalongs, the flesh-eating screwworm makes Florida a little more menacing.
Sharing's generally regarded as a desirable behavior among humans. But for some social spiders, it can be the death of them.
A solo male termite isn't long for this world, but a pair of them stands a much better chance. Once united, that pairing can become deadly for other male termites.
It could be the best weapon we have in the war against Zika, malaria, dengue and other mosquito-borne illnesses.
A new study documents worldwide instances of arachnids turning to plants and vegetation for nutrition and sustenance.
Live birth observed in the Borneostyrax cristatus is the first example of ovovivparity seen in one of the world's largest families of beetles.
New research found that pesticide exposure from aerial spraying for mosquitoes increased the risk of autism by 25 percent. Should we stop aerial pesticide spraying?
Of course they do. You're an attractive person. But what is it about you specifically that draws them in for a tasty meal?
Researchers had to use special high-speed cameras recording at up to 40,000 fps to even witness the 'lightning speed' chelicerae jaw structures snapping shut.
An oar-shaped protrusion of microscopic hairs on the legs of a grain-sized spider is bringing sexy back to the arachnid kingdom.
If people had exoskeletons and wings maybe they'd be around forever, too. Insects are born survivors because they have certain traits that other animals don't.
It's not to entertain the insect. Figuring out how mantises perceive the world could lead to tiny, energy-efficient robots with depth perception, too.
The bright colors of this Malaysian spider, first described in 2009, earned it comparisons to the flamboyant styles of David Bowie.
You were a soldier ant. Each day you mostly did that job until one day a scientist came along, jabbed a needle into your brain and your behavior changed.
Publicity ploy or not, many surprising folks have insects named after them.
One startup wants to install observation hives as a way to support bee colonies and spark conversation.
Alfalfa flowers will bop honeybees on the head if they try to get to their delicate parts.
A million spiders cooperating to spin a web the size of a parking lot? It’s not just a B-movie plot; it’s happening right now.
Self-healing materials sound pretty great, right? Writhing masses of fire ants could help us realize them.
Remember that scene from "Big Trouble in Little China" where that guy inflates like a balloon and then explodes everywhere? Turns out that happens in the real world, too.
Scientists wanted to figure out how desert ants found their way home without tree shadows to guide them. This is how they did it.
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