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The findings could illustrate for the first time that, when targeted with pesticides, changes to the physical traits of “pest” species can occur in bigger animals, not just insects and rodents.

After a few weeks, that larval insect wraps itself in a jade green covering.

Prior to this new find, the oldest plant bedding — mainly consisting of sedge leaves, ash and aromatic plants likely used to keep insects away — dated to around 77,000 years ago at South Africa’s Sibudu rock-shelter.

Chemical communication among insects isn’t always monosyllabic, with a single compound changing a behavior wholesale.

Miyako and Yang say their bubble solution was biocompatible, but Potts worries that dousing flowers in human-made substances could dissuade insects from visiting those trees.

Bats are crucial to the ecosystem, performing extremely valuable jobs like pollination and insect control.

Their nightly flights bring with them the powers to pollinate plants and control insect populations.

When you crush an insect, you have all these long worms uncoiling from the belly.

One of these heroes is an insect-loving contemporary of Charles Darwin, the other a crocodile-wrestling Steve Irwin acolyte.

On the heels of a U.N. report urging more insect consumption, Nina Strochlic rounds up the yummiest.

To the animal whose special finger enables him to catch the insect?

In my house there has never been sufficient food for a solid meal, and I have not land enough even for an insect to rest upon.

The heat of the water destroys the insect and instantly removes the pain of the bite.

This insect is much less in size than the former, and is more convex.

There is a wretched figure of this insect given in the fourth volume of Cuvier's Regne Animal.


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On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insect, such as: ant, aphid, bee, beetle, butterfly, and cockroach.

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