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