Invasive Argentine ants battle for turf
February 12, 2013, 9:50 a.m. by LiveScience
Asian needle ants might have an edge in the battle because they start reproducing earlier than Argentine ants.
Like cats, aphids land on feet after falling
February 5, 2013, 5:29 p.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
A study found that a common insect called pea aphids land upright 95 percent of the time after falling off a leaf.
2 newfound wasps parasitize spiders
February 5, 2013, 10:55 a.m. by Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanet
The wasp implants eggs that gradually devour the arachnids' bodies.
Cockroaches' weird grooming behavior explained
February 4, 2013, 4:30 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience
The insects groom themselves to keep their antennae free from environmental pollutants and chemicals the insects themselves produce.
British home improvement giants to banish bee-harming products
January 31, 2013, 11 a.m. by Matt Hickman
Following a major announcement connecting bee deaths to a family of insecticides, two major retailers in the U.K. pledge to pull gardening products containing the chemicals from their shelves.
Dung beetles navigate by the stars
January 24, 2013, 1:15 p.m. by Joseph Castro, LiveScience
The beetles climb on their balls of dung and dance around in circles to check out the sky and get their bearings.
Fire ant monarchy ruled by 'social chromosome'
January 16, 2013, 3 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
A study found that whether fire ants bow to one queen or accept many rulers depends on one long strand of genes.
Baby wasps disinfect cockroaches before dining on them
January 9, 2013, 11:14 a.m. by Douglas Main, LiveScience Contributor
When wasps attack cockroaches, they don't joke around— they give the roach two poisonous stings and lay an egg on the it which hatches larva that disinfect and then eat the roach from the inside out.
Bazinga bee named after 'Big Bang Theory' catchphrase
January 3, 2013, 11:10 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
Biologist who discovered the new species of Brazilian orchid bee says he's a huge fan of the hit comedy series.
Dragonflies show human-like power of concentration
December 28, 2012, 10:38 a.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience
The insects can screen out useless visual information to focus on a target, a process called selective attention.