Greater wax moth is capable of hearing sounds 100 times higher than the whiniest human voice
The North American monarch butterfly’s amazing migration, travelling thousands of miles each year from its wintering grounds in Mexico to as far north as the Great Lakes of Canada and back, is done without any internal maps, a study has found.
The 366th anniversary of the birth of German artist and naturalist Maria Sibylla Merian is celebrated in Google’s latest doodle.
It has since been identified as from the wolf spider family
1. Antique paper insect print
Imagine standing on the surface of the Moon, staring back at Earth and having in your grasp a device that allows you to see a tennis ball.
Bennett takes a swipe at cosy English complacencies and the National Trust
Government study suggests long-term exposure to chemicals can destroy colonies
Butterfly numbers fell by more than a fifth across the UK countryside last year, a study has revealed.
Damien Hirst merchandise, from a deckchair to a plastic skull, is on sale for eye-watering price tags of up to £36,800 at the first UK retrospective of the controversial British artist.
Asian interlopers devour native insect populations and exude chemical that could ruin your curtains
Breakthrough may pave way for new biomaterials that could be used in medicine and engineering
What's Britain's most beautiful creature? Many people would name a bird: the kingfisher springs to mind at once, and there'd be a raft of other candidates from the goldfinch to the roseate tern, all plausible. Some might name a mammal: I can see how the pine marten might have its supporters, all sleek deadly elegance in fur; and the common dolphin, with that great pale stripe along its side, is a heartstopping animal when you see it surging around your boat. But I'm going to name an insect.
They're back – and this time we haven't got the balls to stop them. Francesca Infante reports
Insects are Britain's most threatened – yet most overlooked – species of wildlife. But enthusiasts have devised innovative methods to ensure their survival, as Peter Marren reports
This week sees the start of the biggest ever survey of Britain's butterflies. But don't worry if you don't know your Peacocks from your Red Admirals - Stephen Moss gives his guide on how to wing it