New species of flies found in Lochaber forest

An expert identified the tiny gnats from tens of thousands of creatures caught in an insect trap.

BBC Science News | Feb. 13, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: animals roybridge insects

Fireflies face extinction risk - and tourists are partly to blame

Tourists love the sight of fireflies glowing at night but it can kill the insects, scientists say.

By Georgina Rannard | Feb. 7, 2020 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: environment thailand travel-leisure-industry mexico eco-tourism insects tourism conservation social-media

Mudwasps used to date Australia's aboriginal rock art

Scientists use the remains of wasps’ nests to date Australia’s ancient aboriginal rock art.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 5, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: archaeology art australia wasps indigenous-australians insects

Somalia declares emergency over locust swarms

Parts of east Africa see the largest invasion of the insects in 25 years, threatening food supplies.

BBC Science News | Feb. 2, 2020 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: insects somalia

Biodiversity: The best plants for attracting insects to gardens

With insect populations in decline, a study shows how gardens can support beetles, spiders and the like.

By Helen Briggs | Dec. 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment spiders gardening insects

Leaf blowers fatal to declining insects, Germans warned

The government says leaf blowers are "fatal to insects", which are in dramatic decline in Germany.

BBC Science News | Nov. 15, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment germany insects

'Alarming' loss of insects and spiders recorded

A new study shows hundreds of different butterflies, bugs and flying insects are declining across Germany.

By Helen Briggs | Oct. 30, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: biodiversity insects

Wasps: If you can't love them, at least admire them

They get a bad press compared with bees and beetles, but wasps are truly remarkable creatures.

By Jonathan Amos | Sept. 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~6 mins   

Tags: wasps insects natural-history-museum

Big Butterfly Count: Fine weather boosts species in UK

Survey finds many common species of butterfly enjoyed a good summer this year.

BBC Science News | Sept. 13, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature butterflies insects

Insect-based food 'better for pets than top steak'

The body representing UK vets says pet food diets based on insects are a 'fantastic opportunity'.

By Roger Harrabin | Aug. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: food insects pets

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