Tag: research

Bees and silk

Several other insects besides silkworms make silk, but not much has been known about the structure of those compounds. Bee and ant larvae produce silk and, although the silks in all these species are produced […]

Climate warming and beetles

A paper came out this week on climate change and the potential ability of diving beetles to deal with it: Thermal tolerance, acclimatory capacity and vulnerability to global climate change. Piero Calosi, David T. Bilton […]

Insects in the News #22

Several new papers came out in the New Public Library of Science (PLOS) Neglected Diseases Journal: New approach to treating Chagas Disease I’ve been meaning to write about Chagas for a while; this study reports […]

Cockroaches and coffee

EDITED 5.5.09 to add: If you are looking for info about roaches IN your coffee, you want this post. ———– This story is interesting for a lot of reasons. First, it involved undergraduates in the […]