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Insects use plant like a telephone
Dutch ecologist Roxina Soler and her colleagues have discovered that subterranean and aboveground herbivorous insects can communicate with each other by using plants as telephones. (2008-04-23)
Bright autumn colouration in trees - a warning signal to insects?
There is considerable variation both in the timing and magnitude of autumn colour change. (2003-10-10)
Unique breathing cycles may be an important defense for insects
Insects exhibit breathing patterns called discontinuous gas-exchange cycles that include periods of little to no release of carbon dioxide to the environment. (2016-01-13)
Crunch time for food security
Insects have been a valuable source of nutritional protein for centuries, as both food and feed. (2017-11-10)
Proteins for anxiety in humans and moulting in insects have common origin
Researchers have discovered that a protein which controls anxiety in humans has the same molecular ancestor as one which causes insects to moult when they outgrow their skins. (2015-04-21)
'Jekyll and Hyde' bacteria offer pest control clue
New research at the University of York has revealed so-called 'Jekyll and Hyde' bacteria, suggesting a novel way to control insect pests without using insecticides. (2007-12-19)
Biomechanics team discovers how insects repair their 'bones'
Biomechanics researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that insects repair their injured bodies by deploying a DIY cuticle repair kit after meeting with mishap. (2016-04-05)
Using insects to test for drug safety
Insects, such as some moths and fruit flies, react to microbial infection in the same way as mammals and so can be used to test the efficiency of new drugs, thereby reducing the need for animal testing. (2009-09-07)
K-State researchers study gene regulation in insects
Researchers first identified the genes associated with segmentation and discovered other insects, as well as humans, possessed the genes. (2006-04-27)
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. (2014-06-02)
Peculiar, diverse and dangerous to crops: A checklist of the scale insects of Iran
Largely diverse and economically important group, the scale insects of Iran require further investigation and improvement of knowledge, both from taxonomic and practical point of view. (2013-10-02)
Images of 300 million old insects revealed
Stunning 3D images of 300 million-year-old insects have been revealed for the first time by University of Manchester researchers. (2012-09-25)
Migratory moths profit from their journey
It isn't only birds that move south as autumn approaches. (2012-09-13)
Voicemail discovered in nature
Insects can use plants as (2012-06-12)
Mysterious fossils provide new clues to insect evolution
German scientists at the Stuttgart Natural History Museum were leading in the discovery of a new insect order from the Lower Cretaceous of South America. (2011-07-19)
Spy flies
A biologist from the University of California Berkeley, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Projects Agency, has identified the principles that explain not only how insects stay aloft, but also how they steer and maneuver. (1999-07-01)
Using different scents to attract or repel insects
Flowering plants are able to make flexible use of their scents. (2014-03-31)
Thale cress goes on the defensive
Thale cress has a complicated defence technique against insects and microorganisms that use the plant as a source of food. (2007-05-14)
Biting discovery: MU entomologist finds host of new aquatic insect species in Thailand
While in Thailand, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher found a treasure-trove of previously unknown information about aquatic insects in the country. (2007-05-22)
What the eye doesn't see
The first experimental evidence that birds can be deceived by camouflage in the same way that humans are deceived, is published today in Nature [3 March 2005]. (2005-03-02)
'Neighbor-plants' determine insects' feeding choices
Insects are choosier than you might think: whether or not they end up feeding on a particular plant depends on much more than just the species to which that plant belongs. (2014-02-14)
Study of fungi-insect relationships may lead to new evolutionary discoveries
Zombie ants are only one of the fungi-insect relationships studied by a team of Penn State biologists in a newly compiled database of insect fungi interactions. (2016-05-24)
Clemson researcher takes part in breakthrough research on insects
Recent research shows that insects and humans have something surprising in common: Some six-legged species take in oxygen using a similar means to the way we fill our lungs. (2003-01-23)
Weeds survive the wild better than natives
Weeds are winning the battle when it comes to surviving in the wild with foliage eating insects preferring the taste of native plants, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology. (2007-07-03)
Study finds more social insects have weaker immune response, highlights role of hygiene
Research finds that among eusocial insects -- like ants, bees and termites -- the more individuals there are in a typical species colony, the weaker the species' immune response. (2016-03-09)
An astounding number of insects migrate overhead
A decade of monitoring aerial insect migration reveals that trillions of individuals travel above us each year. (2016-12-22)
K-State researchers study insects' immune system
How insects avoid getting diseases they can carry and spread to humans is the focus of research at Kansas State University. (2005-09-02)
Ladder-walking locusts show big brains aren't always best
Scientists have shown for the first time that insects, like mammals, use vision rather than touch to find footholds. (2009-12-24)
'The Royal Entomological Society Book of British Insects'
The Royal Entomological Society and Wiley-Blackwell are proud to present this landmark publication, celebrating the wonderful diversity of the insects of the British Isles, and the work of the RES. (2011-10-19)
Scientists shut down reproductive ability, desire in pest insects
Entomologists have identified a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects. (2013-08-26)
Insect DNA offers tiny clues about animals' changing habitats
The long-term impact of climate change on natural communities of wild animals could be better understood thanks to a new study. (2012-03-08)
New study shows LED lights attract fewer insects than other lights
New research by scientists from the University of Bristol has revealed that domestic LED lights are much less attractive to nuisance insects such as biting midges than traditional filament lamps. (2016-11-15)
Biologists estimate the value of services provided by insects
The economic value of dung burial, control of crop pests, pollination, and wildlife nutrition provided by non-domesticated insects in the United States is conservatively estimated at $57 billion per year. (2006-04-01)
How trap-flowers attract and deceive pollinating food thieves
Researchers have discovered a new pollination system that involves food-thieving flies as pollinators. (2014-12-15)
New book entertainingly tells 'What Good Are Bugs'
Insects are vital to every ecosystem and essential to our existence, Gilbert Waldbauer says, answering a common question posed by the title of his new book, (2003-04-03)
Wean Your Yard Off Pesticides
Purdue University entomologist Cliff Sadof says weaning your yard off chemicals starts with learning other, less toxic ways to reach the same end -- a yard you can be proud of. (1999-04-29)
Rewarding work for butterflies
Butterflies learn faster when a flower is rewarding than when it is not, and females have the edge over males when it comes to speed of learning with rewards. (2012-08-01)
Study finds nearly 50% of retail firewood infested with insects
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology reports that live insects were found in 47% of firewood bundles purchased from big box stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. (2012-10-08)
Gene exchange common among sex-manipulating bacteria
Certain bacteria have learned to manipulate the proportion of females and males in insect populations. (2009-03-25)
Study: Rain forest insects eat no more tree species than temperate counterparts
A study initiated by University of Minnesota plant biologist George Weiblen has confirmed what biologists since Darwin have suspected -- that the vast number of tree species in rain forests accounts for the equally vast number of plant-eating species of insects. (2006-08-23)
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