Recognizing monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act may do more harm than good

Recent scientific evidence shows that conservation programs could harm monarch populations if done at large scales

Six lifestyle tips from parasitic bees

Here's the guide you didn't know you needed to being a successful cuckoo bee

Worker ants traded their wings for immense strength

A new study uses high resolution X-rays to study ant morphology

New research shows how one sniff separates trillions of molecules into smells

These new findings could explain how humans are capable of detecting over a trillion odors

Your own yard could help reverse global insect declines

Non-native plants are one of many factors driving global declines in insect populations – but you can help

How a bearded dragon STI controlled the minds of a cricket colony

The discovery, made by accident, tells us about insects' behavior and gives insight into our own

Mating plugs and other weird butterfly sex habits

Male butterflies want monogamy. Females, not so much.

Carpenter ant cleaning its antennae

Muhammed Mahdi Karim via Wikimedia

Ants swallow their own acidic venom to filter their gut microbiome

Spitting formic acid isn’t just a defense mechanism, it’s also a disinfectant

You should be excited that scientists are releasing 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes this year

Texas and the Florida Keys will see the release of GM insects in a plan to reduce disease transmission

Nectar robbery by short-tongued bees is throwing off delicate pollination cycles

Nectar-robbing by bees leads to fewer visits by other pollinating insects, impacting flower reproductive success

Machine learning can help maggots solve crimes

Trained algorithms can identify maggots and read clues like time of death

Flip the light on and hide your cashmere — it's Moth Week

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