While there are a million different types of insects, all have a hard exoskeleton which is segmented into three parts. In fact the word "insect" is derived from the Latin meaning segmented.
The American cockroach places a well-aimed karate kick to keep the jewel wasp from turning it into a zombified husk of wasp chow. That's what a new study found anyway.
Thanks to a citizen science project in the path of totality, researchers studied bee activity and were surprised by the results.
The tiny fly cocoons are between 34 and 40 million years old and contained well-preserved parasitic fossils.
By Mark Mancini
Teaching bees to do things like sniff out certain smells is easy. The tricky part is training them to use the skills in the wild.
By John Donovan
Scientists have identified a substance responsible for breaking down pesticides in bees, which will help them come up with a bee-friendlier bug spray.
Insects are crucial to the functioning of every ecosystem on the planet. Now they're disappearing, and nobody's sure why.
It seems like flying cockroaches want to dive bomb your face. Are they aggressive? Defensive? Or maybe it's all just in your scared ape mind.
Entire colonies of half a million venomous ants are one scary threat following serious flooding.
And it's amazing to see if you can finagle a spot at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park viewing in late spring.
By John Donovan
Scientists planted dummy caterpillars across the globe and discovered that when it comes to safety from predation, it's all about location, location, location.
For one species of dragonfly, the hassle of dealing with aggressive suitors is worth playing possum over.
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.