Tag: Insects

July 21, 2016

Pollution may send pollinators off-course

For pollinating insects, the scent of a flower is no mere sensory treat. It is a beacon showing the way to essential resources. But air pollution can destroy those fragrant...

January 12, 2016

Researchers Create Wild Bee Abundance Map in U.S.

When it comes to wild pollinators, a lack of cohesive information makes it difficult to know much about bee abundance in the United States. “Without knowledge of the current status,...

December 18, 2015

Entomologist Describes 74 New Volcano Beetle Species

To find 74 new species of beetles, you need to go through an experience. For Jim Liebherrr, this meant flying in a helicopter to the remote rainforests on the slopes...

September 1, 2015

The Song Within: Parasites Could Temper Cricket Noise

Parasites may be able to affect the way that crickets use mating calls to suit their best interests, according to a new study. “Whether it’s an evolutionary adaptation, we can’t...

August 20, 2015

Field Notes: A Tool for Making Digital Species Drawings

The identification of species with new digital illustration techniques could help taxonomists reluctant to go back to the drawing board, according to a new study. “Species illustration for me is...

Male leafhopper
July 22, 2015

New Insect Species Discovered in New Jersey

A previously unknown insect species has hopped its way into the integrated taxonomic information system after scientists recently discovered it in the state-threatened pinebarren smokegrass (Muhlenbergia torreyana) in the New...

May 29, 2015

Cartwheeling Spider Among Top 10 New Species of 2015

A spider that performs a cartwheel trick to escape from predators, a nine-inch walking stick and a fanged frog are among the top 10 new species of 2015, according to...