A new conservation plan weighs the burden and interests of landowners, biologists, and butterfly enthusiasts alike. Monarch butterflies cover a tree at El Rosario Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacán, Mexico.D. André Green II D. André Green II is an assistant professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of […]

HANNIER PULIDO Scientists have discovered a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early. Researchers found that when deprived of pollen, bumblebees will nibble on the leaves of flowerless plants. The damage done seems to fool the plant into flowering, sometimes up to 30 days earlier than normal. […]

Locusts swarm from ground vegetation in northern Kenya, on Jan. 22, 2020. (Image: © Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty) Billions of locusts have been swarming throughout eastern Africa for months, ravaging crops and threatening the food source for millions of people in the region. Thankfully, NASA’s Earth-observing satellites might be able to help. Traveling locust […]

One wasp species has evolved the ability to recognize individual faces among their peers, signaling an evolution in how they have learned to work together. One wasp species has evolved the ability to recognize individual faces among their peers — something that most other insects cannot do — signaling an […]

Researchers warn that this symbiotic relationship is threatened by the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Credit: Cristiano Menezes A report published in PLOS ONE describes key roles of various microorganisms in the development of the larvae of Scaptotrigona depilis. Researchers warn that this symbiotic relationship is threatened by the indiscriminate use […]