Butterflies, ants battle it out to become UK's favourite insect
Butterflies, ants battle it out to become UK's favourite insect

 Will it be the small tortoiseshell butterfly or the black garden ant that bags the title of UK's favourite insect? An online poll will decide!

New jumping spider with mating plug discovered
New jumping spider with mating plug discovered

Researchers at Kochi's Sacred Heart College have discovered a new little jumping spider belonging to the Salticidae family in the Western Ghats.

New snake robot can be reconfigured to suit user needs

 Scientists have developed a new robot that moves in ways that are similar to a snake's natural undulations and it can be reconfigured to suit user needs.

First winged insects took first flight during dinosaur era
First winged insects took first flight during dinosaur era

A new study has revealed that winged insects like, dragonflies, damselflies took the skies during the time of dinosaurs.

Chimps have favourite 'tool set' for hunting army ants
Chimps have favourite 'tool set' for hunting army ants

Chimpanzees search for the right tools from a key plant species when preparing to 'ant dip' - a technique that enables them to feast on army ants without getting bitten, a new study has found.

Antarctic insect has the smallest genome

The Antarctic midge - a small, wingless fly - with only 99 million base pairs of nucleotides has the smallest insect genome ever sequenced, scientists say.

This insect wears world`s tiniest 3D glasses!

Have you read about sophisticated hunter insects called praying mantis in textbooks? Now, see them hunting with the world`s tiniest 3D glasses.

Fungus can help in fight against mosquitoes

Researchers have claimed that fungus could be the key to controlling mosquitoes.

Insect discovery sheds light on climate change

Biologists have discovered a new, extinct family of insects that will help scientists better understand how some animals responded to global climate change and the evolution of communities.

Flies learn to forgo sweet foods

Flies quickly learn to opt for less sweet food sources that offer more calories and nutritional value, a study has found.

Pesky insects too play ecological role

Getting rid of pesky insects, such as mosquitoes, ants and roaches may be fraught with adverse consequences, depriving plants of their taste and high yield, suggests a new study.

World`s longest insect found in Indonesia

World`s longest insect nearly two
feet long has been discovered in the rainforests of Borneo
in Indonesia along with more than 100 new species.

`World`s strongest insect can pull load 1141 times its weight`

Dung beetle species Onthophagus
taurus, that has been named as the world`s strongest insect by
scientists, can pull a load 1,141 times its own body weight.

Heathcliffe: World`s Heaviest Insect

Heathcliffe, a giant burrowing cockroach, could be the world’s heaviest insect. The cockroach, 85mm in length and 40mm in width, gives birth to live young ones, unlike other members of its family who lay eggs.