• Passing on the good beetle genes

    Male seed beetles help keep populations genetically healthy.

    Turns out, males do have a purpose – and yes, it is about sex.According to a new study, published in Evolution Le...

    Animals June 28, 2021
  • Last supper for prehistoric pollinating beetle

    Fossil poo filled with pollen shows beetles visited flowers.

    Identifying who pollinated flowers in prehistoric times might be as simple as looking at fossilised beetle poo.A ...

    History April 13, 2021
  • Diabolical design is a puzzle

    Scientists discover secret of a near-indestructible beetle.

    It’s not uncommon for scientists to take cues from nature when it comes to self-protection. In recent months, Cosmos ...

    Animals October 22, 2020
  • Hiding behind its iridescence

    Jewel beetle uses bright colour as camouflage.

    In the animal kingdom, bright colours usually have two main purposes: attracting a mate or warning off predators....

    Animals January 23, 2020
  • Save the beetles! Cut down trees!

    Successful Swedish conservation strategy seems counterintuitive.

    This is a rufous-shouldered longhorn beetle (Anaglyptus mysticus), which, like many other wood-living beetles that li...

    Sustainability May 30, 2019
  • Beetle juice anti-freeze?

    Beetle proteins could revolutionise everything.

    Beetles adapted to life at temperatures as low as minus-40 or minus-50 degrees Celsius may hold clues to everything f...

    Chemistry April 7, 2019
  • Not without my microbe

    A leaf-eating beetle lives in partnership with an enzyme-producing bacterium.

    An entomological puzzle that began more than 80 years old has now been solved, the information gained from the smalle...

    Biology November 16, 2017
  • First long-horned beetle found bearing live young

    Four species are added to the long-horned beetle family.

    Borneostyrax cristatus, a new species of long-horned beetle. Credit: RADIM GABRIŠ / ZOOKEYS Four new species of long-...

    Biology May 20, 2016
  • The slo-mo 'pogo' flight of a water lily beetle

    These insects hoon across water’s surface at a blistering pace.

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    Biology March 3, 2016
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