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Animals can simplify the brain control of their limb movements by moving a joint with just one muscle that operates against a spring made of the almost perfect elastic substance called resilin.
A Malaysian insect, at 22 inches the longest insect in the world, is among the top 10 species found in 2008, Arizona State University says. The college's International Institute for Species Exploration said the large insect was picked by an international committee of scientists to make the annual list, along with the world's smallest snake, The Arizona Republic said Saturday. The snake, found in Barbados, is only the size of a quarter, but it is not the smallest species to make the...
A recent study has shown that earwig mothers are able to detect odors from the unhealthiest â€œnymphsâ€ of their brood and accordingly adjust their behavior to ensure that the fittest young receive more attention than their siblings.
Tiny mites living on the surface of Madagascar hissing cockroaches help decrease the presence of a variety of molds on the cockroachesâ€™ bodies, potentially reducing allergic responses among humans who handle the popular insects, according to new research.
Hurdia victoria was originally described in 1912 as a crustacean-like animal. Now, researchers from Uppsala University and colleagues reveal it to be just one part of a complex and remarkable new animal that has an important story to tell about the origin of the largest group of living animals, the arthropods.
A missing link in the evolution of the front claw of living scorpions and horseshoe crabs was identified with the discovery of a 390 million-year-old fossil by researchers at Yale and the University of Bonn, Germany.
Atlas of Scanning Electron Microscope Images of the Book Lung Published by the American Museum of Natural History
While paleontologists may scour remote, exotic places in search of prehistoric specimens, Tufts researchers have found what they believe to be the world's oldest whole-body fossil impression of a flying insect in a wooded field behind a strip mall in North Attleboro, Mass.
THIRD place goes to Miranda Aston and Ulrike Ull, of Woodland Avenue, Earlsdon, Coventry. They win a compost crock apple from Lakeland and a copy of Organic Gardening by Geoff Hamilton.
A new study by researchers at the University of Basel's Zoological Institute illustrates the complex nature of the relationship between parent and offspring, even among insects.
Image Caption: House Centipede, Scutigera coleoptrata. Credit: Bruce Marlin/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0) Scutigera coleoptrata is one of many species of house centipedes. This species is native to the Mediterranean, but it is capable of moving to other region of the world including most of Europe, South America, North America, and Asia. It is thought to have first ventured from its native range into Mexico and Guatemala, and its range has now stretched into Argentina in the south and Canada in...
The Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus) is a genus of large, flightless insects native to western United States, along the Pacific Coast, and south into Mexico. Because of its large, human-like head, it is commonly called the nino de la tierra (Spanish for "child of the earth"), or wÃ³ see ts'inii (Navajo for "skull insect"). It is also often called the potato bug, or alternatively the old bald-headed man. Despite their name, Jerusalem crickets are not true crickets. Also, Potato bugs are...
- Growing in low tufty patches.