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Certain pesticides, particularly a class called neonicotinoids, are known to impact bees and other important insects, and are thought to be contributing to population declines. However, bees' reported responses to this threat across the world often seem to vary, suggesting other interacting
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Yale researchers have found a volatile pheromone generated by the tsetse fly, a blood-sucking bug that spreads diseases in both humans and animals across much of Sub-Saharan Africa. The study sheds fresh light on how flies communicate with one another and could lead to new techniques for reg
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Populations of various species of aquatic insects and other invertebrates respond to flooding and waterway drying due to drought in different ways that can be anticipated, according to a new Penn State-led study that employed a novel method to assess the stability of stream ecosystems.
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Protected natural areas in the UK are struggling to halt declines in insects and spiders that have occurred over the last 30 years (UKCEH)
Many flowers, whether mallow, foxglove, or forget-me-not, feature vibrant patterns that are known in biology as nectar cues. They are thought to direct pollinating insects to the nectary as quickly as possible. This guiding activity could boost the insects' capacity to find food, which would
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Whether it's a mallow, foxglove, or forget-me-not, many flowers have vivid patterns that are known in biology as nectar cues. They are thought to direct pollinating insects toward the nectary in the quickest manner. The insects' ability to find food could be improved by this guiding activity
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What genetic changes are responsible for the evolution of phenotypic traits? This question is not always easy to answer. A newly developed method now makes the search much easier.
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A group of scientists from North Carolina State University uncovered a jumping habit for insect larvae, and there is evidence that it occurs in a variety of species that haven't done it yet.
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Discoveries at a major new fossil site in Morocco suggest giant arthropods - relatives of modern creatures including shrimps, insects and spiders - dominated the seas 470 million years ago.
Early evidence from the site at Taichoute, once undersea but now a desert, records numerous large "fre
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Even though a beekeeper puffing clouds of carbon dioxide into a hive to calm the insects is a familiar image to many, less is known about its other effects on bees.
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An international team of scientists investigating transmission of a deadly drug-resistant bacteria that rivals MRSA, has found that whilst the bugs are found in livestock, pets and the wider environment, they are rarely transmitted to humans through this route.
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A new study by entomologists shows that the lifespan for individual honey bees kept in a controlled, laboratory environment is 50 per cent shorter than it was in the 1970s.