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Female sports penis in sex-reversed newly discovered species

Lavras - Researchers have discovered little-known cave insects in Brazil with odd sexual habits. The troglodyte species has sex-reversed genitalia, the female sporting an elaborate spiked penis that penetrates an opening like a vagina in her male consort.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Amazing video captures insects in flight

Lund - Using a new approach, researchers have capture the internal mechanics of a flying fly. The video gives a view into the inner workings of the flight muscles as a tethered fly is spun in a circle.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Student finds wasp in Cadbury's chocolate bar

Chocolate manufacturer Cadbury has launched an investigation after a picture of a wasp embedded into one of its chocolate bars was posted on Twitter.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

New species of wasp discovered by Canadian scientists

Canadian researchers have found 16 new species of wasps from the Nearctic region. So far, seven of the species have been cataloged and described.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Invasive bumblebees and the decline of bees in Chile

European bumblebees introduced into Chile in the late 1990s have proved to be invasive. This has resulted in a decline in the populations of many native bees to Chile and other regions of South America.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Billbugs cause havoc to orchardgrass

Two weevil species, the bluegrass billbug and the hunting billbug, have caused widespread economic damage to orchardgrass across the U.S., according to a new report.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Cannibalistic mantis invades New Zealand

South African female praying mantises have invaded New Zealand. This has brought problems for the New Zealand males because the invasive females have a tendency to eat the males after mating.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Household tips ineffective against bed bugs

A leading insect researcher has said that many of the popular household tips for controlling or getting rid of bedbugs are ineffective.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Deadly spiders hatch in woman's banana

A woman in the United Kingdom was halfway done with a banana when she noticed some spots on the skin. It ended up being spiders.
In the Media by Owen Weldon - 5 comments

Bees are more closely related to ants than wasps

Ants and bees are surprisingly more genetically related to each other than they are to social wasps such as yellow jackets and paper wasps, new research has concluded.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments
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Incredible macro photos of insects crowned with water droplets

We've all seen jaw-dropping macro photos, when we zoom in so tight we experience details rarely available to the naked...
Apr 18, 2013 in  Photographer's Corner by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Canadian zoo allows kids to 'meet the bugs'

The Victoria Bug Zooin Canada is very, consisting of just one room partially divided by a wall that holds a row of...
Jul 7, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle

Why do fruit flies like alcohol?

So, why do fruit flies like alcohol? The answer is not so much linked to the answer to a joke or a riddle. New...
May 1, 2012 in  New Science by Tim Sandle

Insect Brains “are Source of Antibiotics” to Fight MRSA

A study of locust and cockroach brains has found a number of chemicals which can kill bugs like MRSA. The research was...
Dec 6, 2011 by Tim Sandle
 

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