Forests and climate change - lessons from insects
The climate change may indirectly affects the forest ecosystems through the activity of phytophagous insects.
Annotation and analysis of a large cuticular protein family with the R&R Consensus in Anopheles gambiae
The most abundant family of insect cuticular proteins, the CPR family, is recognized by the R&R Consensus, a domain of about 64 amino acids that binds to chitin and is present throughout arthropods
Magnetic resonance imaging in entomology: a critical review
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) enables in vivo imaging of organisms.
Distinction among the Puparia of Three Blowfly Species (Diptera: Calliphoridae) Frequently Found on Unburied Corpses
Calliphorid larvae are important in the decomposition of carrion.
Scorpion Toxin Makes Insecticidal Fungus Deadly To Insect Pests
University of Maryland entomology professor Raymond St. Leger has discovered how to use scorpion genes to create a hypervirulent fungus that can kill specific insect pests
Wild Bees Make Honeybees Better Pollinators
Up to a third of our food supply depends on pollination by domesticated honeybees, but the insects are up to five times more efficient when wild bees buzz the same fields, according to a study
Colony Collapse Disorder: Researchers Work To Control Varroa Mites, Increase Longevity Of Queen Bees
In response to a fast-spreading syndrome called colony collapse disorder (CCD) that's striking honey bees nationwide, scientists at Agricultural Research Service (ARS) bee laboratories across the country are pooling their expertise.
Bee Species Outnumber Mammals And Birds Combined
Scientists have discovered that there are more bee species than previously thought.
Oregon Bee Loves Berries, May Help Fill Gap Caused By Colony Collapse Disorder Of European Bee
Bringing grains of pollen to waiting blackberry and red raspberry blossoms may be the special talent of a small, emerald-green bee called Osmia aglaia.
Genes May Tell A Lot About The Secret Lives Of Bees
Despite the fact that bees are one of the most beneficial insects in the world, much of their behavior remains a mystery -- even to the apiculturists who tend them.
Deciphering The Mystery Of Bee Flight
One of the most elusive questions in science has finally been answered: How do bees fly?
Scientists Map The Flight Of The Bumblebee
Bumblebees have an incredible homing instinct that allows them to find their way home from up to eight miles away, according to the early results of research that aims to aid efforts to save the British bumblebee.
Bees Seem To Benefit From Having Favorite Colors
A bee’s favourite colour can help it to find more food from the flowers in their environment, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.
Bumblebee House Warming: It Takes A Village
All bumblebees always aren't as busy as, well, a bee. It all depends on what their job is.
Bumblebee See, Bumblebee Do
Just as travelers figure out which restaurant is good by the numbers of cars in the parking lot, bumblebees decide which flowers to visit by seeing which ones already have bee visitors.
Some (Bumblebees) Like It Hot
Bumblebees prefer warmer flowers and can learn to use colour to predict floral temperature before landing, a new study reports.
Amino Acids In Nectar Enhance Butterfly Fecundity: A Long Awaited Link
The fascinating interactions between flowers and their pollinators have resulted in a spectacular diversity of plants.
The Cost Of Long Tongues
Orchid bees use their extraordinarily long tongues to drink nectar from the deep, tropical flowers only they can access.
Sense Organs in Insects
Vision is the perception of light. Insects perceive light through three classes of sensory organs
Courtship-role-reversal in the bean weevil, Bruchidius dorsalis (Coleoptera: Bruchidae): Interplay between male-male competition and cryptic female choice
This study examined the pre- and post-copulatory advantage of greater investing males