A lot of people never get past an aversion to insects, and for the sake of humanity, it would be better if they did. Insects are critical to the success of many natural systems – think plant pollinators – but remain poorly understood; it’s thought that up to three-quarters of the world’s insect species remain … Continue reading Cosmos Q&A: Driving an insect-led recovery
Mosquito-borne diseases are a massive and growing health issue around the world. Could a novel approach using bacteria be the solution? Andrew J Wight reports.
Unjustly forgotten, Maria Sibylla Merian was one of the most important entomologists in history. Tanya Latty reports.
Mosquito wings are unique in the insect world, new research shows.
Flies trapped in amber are providing clues to ancient mating behaviour.
A newly discovered virus makes a wasp live longer – which is more than the wasp does for caterpillars. Dyani Lewis reports.
Tom Cruise in Top Gun had nothing on a fly the size of a rice grain.
Stick insects cannot fly far – so how did the species spread across the Pacific? Yao Hua Law reports.