Biology - Plants & Animals news

Bees outpace orchids in evolution

(PhysOrg.com) -- Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.

dateSep 23, 2011 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 0

Low oxygen triggers moth molt

A new explanation for one of nature's most mysterious processes, the transformation of caterpillars into moths or butterflies, might best be described as breathless.

dateAug 22, 2011 in Plants & Animals
shares0 comments 0

Papuan weevil has screw-in legs

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research has found that humans were not the first species to invent the nut and bolt mechanism for screwing one thing to another: weevils do the same to attach their legs to their bodies ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
shares0 comments 15