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.
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Dragonflies are fast, powerful and unbelievably aggressive, using a rudimentary form of 'trigonometry' to calculate distance and move in for the kill.
It's a battle of the buzzing insects. We're talking hornets vs. wasps. How do these two differ and which one has the worst sting?
Just like bees, wasps are pollinators that are also endangered. But you rarely hear anyone pleading to save wasps. A study finds out why wasps are despised by the public and researchers alike.
By Dave Roos
The world's largest bee, lost to science for 38 years, has been rediscovered on a remote island in Indonesia.
Think a teeny tiny ant can't pack a punch? Think again. The Dracula ant can subdue its prey so fast, they never know it's coming.
By John Donovan
Thanks to a citizen science project in the path of totality, researchers studied bee activity and were surprised by the results.
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.
Part of the fun is trying to finagle a spot at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park viewing site in late spring.
By John Donovan
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.