Do you want to stop the next pandemic? Yes, then start protecting wildlife habitats
Why Latin names are important – nice informative post from Scottish Pollinators
Ray Cannon on insect tibial spurs – much more than just decorative spines
Another great post from Ray Cannon, this time a lyrical account of the courtship behaviour of the Vinegar Fly
Interesting article on how biologists worked out the what and how of viruses
Runny honey, furry spinach and shiny apples – some fun food facts
Why are butterflies doing better this year? In Australia at any rate
Some fabulous insect art from Vietnamese artist Hoàng Hoàng
If beetles are on the front line of the global extinction crisis, then entomologists are on the front line of budget cuts. Halting plans to save invertebrates results in the least public outcry, especially if no one knows they’re there in the first place.
Crop domestication – perhaps plants evolved to exploit humans as seed dispersers?