Crickets have hit the high street - can they save the planet?

A London food chain is now including insects on its menu but can eating insects help save the planet?

By Lindsay Brown | May 17, 2019 | bbcnews
~7 mins   

Tags: food insects

Bedbugs survived the dinosaur extinction event

The much-maligned bedbug has been around for 115 million years - since dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

By Victoria Gill | May 16, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: insects biology

Butterfly temperature research 'could boost survival chances'

Conservationists hope the results will help them understand how butterflies survive in a warming climate.

BBC Science News | May 14, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: wildlife totternhoe insects climate-change university-of-cambridge

Five things we've learned from nature crisis study

The UN's global assessment of nature has some hard hitting lessons for the world. Matt McGrath considers the critical takeaways.

By Matt McGrath | May 6, 2019 | bbcnews
~8 mins   

Tags: wildlife environment nature animals insects united-nations extinction birds climate-change

Biodiversity: 'Beast of Beddau' is new millipede find

Colliery tips are home to hundreds of rare species of bugs - including some unique finds - say scientists.

By Steffan Messenger | April 23, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: nature maerdy insects beddau

Bees: Many British pollinating insects in decline, study shows

Rarer pollinators are struggling and scientists say this could threaten the UK's long-term food security.

By Helen Briggs | March 26, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment bees insects

Treasure trove of new insects discovered on island

Meet Yoda, one of 103 new insect species discovered in remote forests on the island of Sulawesi.

By Helen Briggs | March 7, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: indonesia insects

Webspinners: New order of insects sets up home in UK

Britain has a new order of insects - thanks to stowaways setting up home in the warmth of a glasshouse.

By Helen Briggs | Feb. 27, 2019 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: environment insects

World's biggest bee found alive

A giant bee, thought lost to science decades ago, has been re-discovered on an Indonesian island.

By Helen Briggs | Feb. 21, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: nature bees indonesia insects conservation

Global insect decline may see 'plague of pests'

Houseflies and cockroaches will thrive as bees, butterflies and beetles decline, says a new analysis.

By Matt McGrath | Feb. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: environment bees insects climate-change

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