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“Insects and Arachnids”

Nov 15, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Some spiders are such ant wanna-be's that they resemble, act like, and hang out with ants, even forming mini colonies to foil ant-hating predators.
Nov 6, 2014 02:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
Insects and other creepy crawlies have extremely long family histories. Here are some bugs with impressively long lineages.
Nov 6, 2014 12:50 PM ET // Lori Cuthbert
The federal task force to protect pollinators will hold public meetings over the next few weeks to gather ideas.
Oct 21, 2014 01:50 AM ET // Lori Cuthbert
Bee brutality is in full display between two species of stingless sugar bee.
Oct 9, 2014 12:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
The telltale aroma of beer first evolved, not to tempt thirsty people, but to attract fruit flies. Continue reading →
Oct 3, 2014 05:05 PM ET // Discovery News
The rusty-patch species, long unseen in the area, has been found by a bee survey team.
Oct 1, 2014 04:30 PM ET // Richard Farrell
Mirror turtle ant is the first known ant species to practice visual mimicry to live off the fruits of another ant species.
Sep 9, 2014 07:00 PM ET // Jennifer Viegas
A chunk of amber preserves the exact moment, 50 million years ago, when a mite attached itself to an ant's head and began to feast. Continue reading →
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