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Cold-blooded animals find it hard to adjust to global warming
Cold-blooded and other animals that are unable to regulate their internal temperature may have a hard time tolerating global warming, according to an analysis by biologists from the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. View News Article (2015-05-20)

British invasion of the harlequin ladybird threatens other species
The harlequin ladybird, officially known as Harmonia axyridis, was widely introduced across continental Europe as a way to limit the population of small sap-sucking insects called aphids.  View News Article (2015-05-20)

University of Montana research finds evidence of non-adaptive evolution within cicadas
University of Montana Assistant Professor John McCutcheon has once again discovered something new about the complex and intriguing inner workings of the cicada insect.  View News Article (2015-05-19)

Do flies have fear (or something like it)?
When fruit flies respond to the threat of an overhead shadow, are they afraid? That's a hard question to answer, say researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on May 14. However, their studies do show that flies' response to visual threats includes many essential elements of what we humans call fear. View News Article (2015-05-15)

Do fruit flies have emotions?
A fruit fly starts buzzing around food at a picnic, so you wave your hand over the insect and shoo it away. But when the insect flees the scene, is it doing so because it is actually afraid? View News Article (2015-05-15)

Brain compass keeps flies on course, even in the dark
If you walk into a dark room, you can still find your way to the light switch. That's because your brain keeps track of landmarks and the direction in which you are moving. View News Article (2015-05-13)

Vineyard habitats help butterflies return
Washington wine grape vineyards experimenting with sustainable pest management systems are seeing an unexpected benefit: an increase in butterflies. View News Article (2015-05-12)

French researchers develop new device to collect bed bugs
In recent years, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been appearing more and more often in beds around the world, and entomologists need specimens for research purposes. View News Article (2015-05-12)

Elderly crickets are set in their ways, study finds
As insects grow old their behaviour becomes increasingly predictable according to new research published in the journal Behavioural Ecology. View News Article (2015-04-29)

Monkey droppings complement field observations, researchers report
In South American rainforests, researchers can tell one saddle-back tamarin from another, but what's more difficult, is to see what the squirrel-sized monkeys are putting in their mouths. View News Article (2015-04-29)

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