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What Time Of Year Sees The Greatest Number Of Spiders

January 18th, 2017

Many people think that spiders are at their most numerous and active during the summer, especially the late summer. However, it is August and September that see the least amount of insects. Very few spiders will have fully matured by the time late summer rolls around. The orb-weaving spider as well as many house spiders […]

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First Ever Insect To Physically Possess A System Of Gears

December 28th, 2016

An interesting garden insect moves with the help of a set of mechanical gears. That sentence may sound strange, but researchers believe that they have found the first ever insect to a physical constitution that operates in a fashion similar to mechanical gears. We are all aware of the mechanical gears that make engines operate, […]

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New Possible Insecticide Found in Bacteria

December 16th, 2016

We find a great deal of our pharmaceutical ingredients right in our natural environment. Scientists recently discovered a new class of peptides called rhabdopeptide/xenortide peptides (RXPs) produced by the bacteria Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus that are able to kill insect larvae. Out in nature this bacteria works symbiotically with its nematode host to survive, which involves […]

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Why Are Roaches So Tough? And Can We Learn From Them?

December 13th, 2016

Many people may have heard that cockroaches are pretty resilient creatures. They can thrive in the most unsanitary conditions without compromising their own good health. For ages researchers and entomologists have been puzzled over the cockroaches ability to live despite the external, or internal environmental conditions. Luckily, it seems as though the riddle may have […]

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How To Prevent Insects From Invading Your Home

September 14th, 2016

Nobody likes seeing bugs in their home, but according to one entomologist, keeping bugs entirely out of people’s homes is an impossibility. According to Jeff Whitworth, an entomologist, people will always have to deal with bugs in their homes, but one way to reduce the number of bugs that we see in our homes is […]

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Bed Bug Doppelgangers

August 29th, 2016

Bed bugs are everyone’s worst nightmare. Just the thought of possibly having a bed bug infestation can cause people to go into full blown panic mode. However, because we have such a paralyzing fear of them, sometimes we see bed bugs when they’re not actually there. There are a number of insects that look almost […]

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Mad Scientists Create Three-Eyed Cyclops Beetle

August 26th, 2016

Most people are familiar with the stereotype of the “mad scientist”. They tend to have crazy hair that sticks out in every direction, are known to laugh maniacally every so often, and are fond of creating monstrous abominations through genetic experimentation. Of course, most people also know that they died out with Joseph Mengele…or did […]

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Beetle Bracelets, Nightcrawler Necklaces, and Silver Slug Rings! Oh My!

August 22nd, 2016

Insects might not be the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of expensive couture jewelry, but there’s a new trend emerging among the fashion icons (dictators…) of the world. High fashion designers such as Gucci are putting the spotlight on insect inspired jewelry, modeling their pieces on insects such as bees, […]

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Tarantula Venom Being Studied For Painkilling Effects

August 3rd, 2016

Feeling the sting of a tarantula bite must rank as a particularly stressful experience in life when simply seeing a tarantula is enough to make me run in complete fear. However, as terrible as it must be, there are benefits that you would most likely not consider at the time of a tarantula bite. For […]

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Fossil Shows Insect Jumping Out Of Its Skin

August 1st, 2016

A stick insect and a mushroom were both found encased within a chunk of amber near the Baltic region of Europe recently. Although this find may not sound too exciting, entomologists are fascinated with it because the fossil reveals a little known defensive mechanism that is not shared with many insects alive today. The fossil […]

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