Tag: invertebrates

November 24, 2021

TWS2021: Carrion beetles carry on clues to the wildlife they eat

To survey cryptic species, it’s sometimes easier to detect their DNA than it is to find the animals themselves. Sometimes, researchers find DNA lingering in the water, on the ground...

September 30, 2019

Wild areas halve extinction risk for plants, invertebrates

Plants and invertebrates are twice as likely to survive on undeveloped lands, according to a recent study in Nature. Dividing the earth’s land surface into square-kilometer grids, researchers found that,...

New Guinea flatworm
June 30, 2015

Snail-Eating Invasive Worm Discovered in Florida Gardens

A killer invasive worm with an indiscriminate appetite for snails and invertebrates has been discovered in Florida gardens — the first time the destructive species has turned up in the...