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Untangling spider's webs
For decades, the story of spider evolution went like this: As insects became more and more diverse, with some species taking to the skies, spiders evolved new hunting strategies, including the ability to weave orb-shaped webs to trap their prey.  View News Article (2014-07-18)


A natural way to monitor, and possibly control populations of, stink bugs
Anyone who has squashed a stink bug knows why they got their name. Although just a nuisance to homeowners, the insects feed on and damage fruits and vegetables, causing significant economic losses for farmers. View News Article (2014-07-17)


New Recreational Travel Model to Help States Stop Firewood Assisted Insect Travel
The spread of damaging invasive forest pests is only partially powered by the insects' own wings. People moving firewood for camping can hasten and widen the insects' spread and resulting forest destruction. View News Article (2014-07-10)


A call to better protect Antarctica
With visitor numbers surging, Antarctica's ice-free land needs better protection from human activities, leading environmental scientists say. View News Article (2014-06-18)


A master of disguise: A new stick insect species from China
Many representatives of the fauna possess unique masking abilities but stick insects are among the masters of disguise within the animal world.  View News Article (2014-06-02)


Parasitic fig wasps bore with zinc-hardened drill bit tips
Female insects have one goal in life: to find the best place to lay their eggs. For fig wasps, that is the developing fruit of the luscious fig plant.  View News Article (2014-05-29)


Temperature influences gender of offspring
Whether an insect will have a male or female offspring depends on the weather, according to a study led by Joffrey Moiroux and Jacques Brodeur of the University of Montreal's Department of Biological Sciences.  View News Article (2014-05-22)


Researchers sequence genome of primitive termite
North Carolina State University entomologists are part of a research team that has for the first time sequenced the genome of a member of the termite order, the dampwood termite (Zootermopsis nevadensis). A paper reports the findings today in Nature Communications. View News Article (2014-05-21)


The first termite genome fills a gap in social inset genomics
Like ants and honey bee, termites are also eusocial insects. In colonies of termites, only a few individuals have reproductive ability (called queens and kings), while other individuals perform non-reproduction tasks like foraging, brood care or defence (called workers and soldiers). View News Article (2014-05-21)


Beetles that taste like mustard
Almost all herbivorous insects are specialized to feed on specific host plants and have adapted to their chemical defenses. Flea beetles are important pests of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, such as mustard, horseradish and rapeseed. View News Article (2014-05-09)

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