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World's oldest bug is fossil millipede from Scotland
A 425-million-year-old millipede fossil from the Scottish island of Kerrera is the world's oldest 'bug' -- older than any known fossil of an insect, arachnid or other related creepy-crawly, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin. (2020-05-27)
Bizarre new species discovered... on Twitter
A new species of fungus has been discovered via Twitter and christened accordingly -- Troglomyces twitteri. (2020-05-15)
Latest results of myriapod research from the 18th International Congress of Myriapodology
Last year, the 18th International Congress of Myriapodology brought together the world's experts on the curious, yet still largely unknown multi-legged centipedes, millipedes, pauropods, symphylans and velvet worms. (2020-04-29)
The brains of shrimps and insects are more alike than we thought
Crustaceans share a brain structure known to be crucial for learning and memory in insects, a University of Arizona-led research team discovered. (2020-03-03)
Soil life thrives between oil palm fronds
The threat to insects and soil-life from rainforest clearance is recognised. (2020-03-02)
Gene loss more important in animal kingdom evolution than previously thought
Scientists have shown that some key points of animal evolution -- like the ones leading to humans or insects -- were associated with a large loss of genes in the genome. (2020-02-27)
Freshwater insects recover while spiders decline in UK
Many insects, mosses and lichens in the UK are bucking the trend of biodiversity loss, according to a comprehensive analysis of over 5,000 species led by UCL and the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), and published in Nature Ecology & Evolution. (2020-02-17)
Scientists finally figure out how millipedes actually do it
Scientists have a pretty good handle on how the birds and the bees work, but it comes to mating, almost all millipedes have been a mystery -- until now. (2020-02-13)
Gardens can be havens for soil animals in towns and cities
The fifth edition of the Dutch Soil Animal Days saw earthworms almost grab top spot thanks to the wet autumn weather. (2019-12-12)
Tiny woodlands are more important than previously thought
Small woodlands in farmland have more benefits for humans per area, compared to large forests according to a new study. (2019-12-02)
Massive fangs and a death crush: How a 370 million year old tetrapod hunted and killed
The habits of a needle-toothed tetrapod which lived more than 370 million years ago have filled in a piece of the evolutionary puzzle after an international team of palaeontologists pieced together fossilised skeletons and found unusual characteristics such as a crocodile-like skull with high positioned eyes would have been used to 'keep an eye' on prey before it used its slender needle-like teeth and elastic jaw to snatch its kill and crush it to death. (2019-10-24)
The earliest well-preserved tetrapod may never have left the water
Superbly preserved fossils from Russia, excavated with support of a grant from the National Geographic Society and described today by an international team in the leading scientific journal Nature, cast new and surprising light on one of the earliest tetrapods -- the group of animals that made the evolutionary transition from water to land and ultimately became the ancestors not just of amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, but of ourselves. (2019-10-23)
Soil communities threatened by destruction, instability of Amazon forests
A meta-analysis of nearly 300 studies of soil biodiversity in Amazonian forests found that the abundance, biomass, richness and diversity of soil fauna and microbes were reduced following deforestation. (2019-05-24)
Coastal organisms trapped in 99-million-year-old amber
Most amber inclusions are organisms that lived in the forest. (2019-05-13)
Dwarfs under dinosaur legs: 99-million-year-old millipede discovered in Burmese amber
An 8.2-millimeter fossil millipede was discovered in Burmese amber. Having used new-age 3D X-ray microscopy, a Bulgarian-German research team confirmed this is the first fossil millipede of the entire order. (2019-05-02)
Glowing millipede genitalia help scientists tell species apart
Researchers studying near-identical species of millipedes found a new way to tell them apart: shining a blacklight on them. (2019-04-18)
Bristol undergraduate reconstructs the skulls of 2 species of ancient reptile
Using two partially fragmented fossil skulls, a student at the University of Bristol has digitally reconstructed, in three-dimensions, the skulls of two species of ancient reptile that lived in the Late Triassic, one of which had been previously known only from its jaws. (2019-02-25)
Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens
Gardens in urban areas can harbor a remarkable diversity of species. (2019-01-30)
Scientists discover over 450 fossilized millipedes in 100-million-year-old amber
Over 450 millipedes, fossilized in 100-million-year-old Burmese amber, were recently discovered by a research team from the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity. (2018-12-19)
The first cave-dwelling centipede from southern China
Chinese scientists report the first cave-dwelling centipede so far known from southern China. (2018-11-13)
Scholars: Estonian soil is surprisingly rich in species
A new study shows that Estonian soils can be very rich in species. (2018-10-31)
Two degrees decimated Puerto Rico's insect populations
While temperatures in the tropical forests of northeastern Puerto Rico have climbed two degrees Celsius since the mid-1970s, the biomass of arthropods - invertebrate animals such as insects, millipedes, and sowbugs - has declined by as much as 60-fold, according to new findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. (2018-10-15)
Madagascar's lemurs use millipedes for their tummy troubles
Madagascar's red-fronted lemurs may have a secret weapon from nature's medicine cabinet: millipedes. (2018-07-30)
Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York
The world's insectivorous birds consume annually 400 to 500 million tons of prey and thereby use as much energy as the megacity New York. (2018-07-09)
When natural disaster strikes, can insects and other invertebrates recover?
After a 100-year flood struck south central Oklahoma in 2015, a study of the insects, arthropods, and other invertebrates in the area revealed striking declines of most invertebrates in the local ecosystem, a result that researchers say illustrates the hidden impacts of natural disasters. (2018-03-15)
Fussy eating prevents mongoose family feuds
Mongooses living in large groups develop 'specialist' diets so they don't have to fight over food, new research shows. (2018-03-14)
ZooKeys special: Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Myriapodology, Thailand
For the third consecutive time, a special issue in the open access zoological journal ZooKeys is hosting a collection of the research findings presented at the International Congress of Myriapodology. (2018-03-08)
Permian carbo-loading: How starchy treats helped build an ancient world
Everyone loves a nice plate of pasta. After all, starch is the ultimate energy food. (2018-03-01)
Entomologist discovers millipede that comes in more color combinations than any other
The thumb-sized millipede that crawls around the forest floor of Southwest Virginia's Cumberland Mountains has more color combinations than any other millipede discovered. (2018-01-26)
Insects took off when they evolved wings
Now buzzing and whizzing around every continent, insects were mysteriously scarce in the fossil record until 325 million years ago -- when they first took flight and, according to a new study, evolutionarily took off. (2018-01-23)
Virginia Tech entomologist discovers invertebrate that comes in more color combinations than any oth
The thumb-sized millipede that crawls around the forest floor of Southwest Virginia's Cumberland Mountains has more color combinations than any other millipede discovered. (2017-12-04)
Scientists investigate how different houses and lifestyles affect which bugs live with us
Humans have lived under the same roof with bugs since we first began building shelters 20,000 years ago. (2017-11-10)
Vision, not limbs, led fish onto land 385 million years ago
A Northwestern University and W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer, Claremont McKenna and Scripps colleges study suggests it was the power of the eyes and not the limbs that first led our aquatic ancestors to make the leap from water to land. (2017-03-07)
Low level of oxygen in Earth's middle ages delayed evolution for 2 billion years
A low level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth's middle ages held back evolution for 2 billion years, raising fresh questions about the origins of life on this planet. (2017-02-02)
New species of extremely leggy millipede discovered in a cave in California
Ninety years ago, a world record-breaking 750-legged millipede was discovered in California. (2016-10-24)
Tracing the ancestry of dung beetles
One of the largest and most important groups of dung beetles in the world evolved from a single common ancestor and relationships among the various lineages are now known, according to new research by entomologist Dr T. (2016-04-25)
Dragons out of the dark: 6 new species of dragon millipedes discovered in Chinese caves
Six new species of Chinese dragon millipedes, including species living exclusively in caves, are described as a result of an international cooperation of research institutes from China, Russia and Germany. (2016-04-06)
Millipede research 2.0
Thousands of new species are identified every year, and new and efficient methods are needed to document this diversity and to make information about new species available to other scientists and to the interested public. (2015-08-31)
Underground gourmet: Selected terrestrial cave invertebrates and their meal preferences
Doubting whether cave invertebrates feed on just anything they can find in the harsh food-wise environment underground, Dr. (2015-08-10)
New beetle emerges from Gran Canaria's subsoil
Thanks to research carried out since 2003 on the subsoil of Gran Canaria (Spain), two Spanish scientists have discovered a new species of beetle, which they have called Oromia thoracica. (2015-06-03)
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