A Bee C: Scientists translate honeybee queen duets

Queens "quack" when ready to hatch - but if two are free at the same time, they fight to the death.

By Victoria Gill • bbcnews
June 16, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: insects bees wildlife

Millions of periodical cicadas to emerge in parts of US

After spending most of their lives in the soil, periodical cicadas will come out in three US states.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: insects united-states virginia north-carolina

'Murder hornets' land in the US for the first time

The "shockingly large" hornets can kill humans with their sting and are known to destroy beehives.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 4, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: insects bees canada united-states

Nature crisis: 'Insect apocalypse' more complicated than thought

The health of insect populations globally is far more varied than previous research suggested.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: biodiversity insects extinction

Global rescue plan for nature 'overlooks genetic diversity'

A new 10-year strategy to halt extinction must protect the gene pools of all life on earth, say experts.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
March 5, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: genetics conservation insects

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 13, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: insects animals roybridge

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 7, 2020 ~6 min

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

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: insects archaeology art australia wasps indigenous-australians

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 2, 2020 ~2 min

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 • bbcnews
Dec. 7, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: environment insects spiders gardening

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