It's not exactly an uncommon sentiment to believe that pesticides are causing a lot more environmental harm than big chemical lets on.

The world’s first ever ant map showing the distribution of the tiny industrious creatures around the globe was launched on Thursday by the University of Hong Kong in a bid to shed more light on the

Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed.

A fly that is thought to have been extinct for almost 150 years has been found alive in Devon.

Thirteen new species of spider – including a brush-footed trapdoor spider – have been discovered on Queensland's Cape York peninsula, on the Indigenous Olkola people's traditional lands.

Icipe taxonomists in collaboration with colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution, USA, have discovered a new, enigmatic wasp genus and species in Muhaka forest on the south coast of Kenya.

Many suggest we are approaching a sixth mass extinction event, and yet estimates of how many species exist, and thus how many might become extinct, vary by as much as an order of magnitude. There are few statistically robust methods to estimate global species richness, and here we introduce several new methods, including one that builds on the observation that larger species are often described before smaller species.

Quarantine measures to prevent insect invasions tend to focus on well-known pests but a large proportion of the recent invaders were not known to cause significant damage in their native range, or were not even known to science before their introduction. A novel method is proposed to detect new potential pests of woody plants in their region of origin before they are introduced to a new continent.

Insects are increasingly being recognized not only as a source of food to feed the ever growing world population but also as potential sources of new products and therapeutic agents, among which are sterols. In this study, we sought to profile sterols and their derivatives present in the desert locust, Schistocerca gregaria, focusing on those with potential importance as dietary and therapeutic components for humans.

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A warming world may have more of an impact on spiders than experts ever expected.

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