New findings on beetle flight may help control deadly walnut tree disease
(Phys.org) —New research from entomologists affiliated with the University of California, Davis, shows how environmental conditions influence the seasonal flight behavior of the walnut twig beetle, which ...
The devastating spread of the mountain pine beetle
When the mountain pine beetle began blazing a path across forests in British Columbia and Alberta, nobody could have imagined the extent of the damage to come. But as the insect devastated pine forests and ...
French beetles tackle Great Southern cattle dung
A two-year survey of dung beetle populations in Australia's south-west has pinpointed Kojonup as the WA release site most likely to establish a new population of French dung beetles.
Structure of certain types of beetle shells could inspire brighter, whiter coatings and materials
The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing ...
Flowering plants revolutionised life on Earth
New evidence from liverworts and beetles shows how the rise of flowering plants 100 million years ago created ideal conditions for a boom in terrestrial life.
Drought could reverse drop in Nevada tree beetles
Scientists say there's been a significant reduction in the amount of Nevada forest under assault from bark beetles and similar bugs, but they fear lingering drought will further weaken trees and make them more susceptible ...
A synopsis of the carabid beetle tribe Lachnophorini reveals remarkable 24 new species
An extensive study by Smithsonian scientists presents a synopsis of the carabid beetle tribe Lachnophorini. The research contains a new genus and the remarkable 24 new species added to the tribe. The study ...
New species of beetle discovered in the world's deepest cave
The unusual habitat of the Krubera cave in the Western Caucasus remains a mystery. Researchers from two Spanish universities have discovered a new species of beetle in the depths of this cave.
New guide available on Japanese beetles in Montana
A guide to help Montanans detect, monitor and control Japanese beetles is now available from Montana State University Extension.
Researchers find suction-cup-shaped circular bristles give male diving beetles a mating advantage
From monogamous termites to male-eating spiders, an ecologist explains
The Conversation organised a public question-and-answer session on Reddit in which James Gilbert, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Sussex, explained weird and stunning insect reproductive strategies. ...
Seed beetle 'kicks' sign of antagonistic coadaptation
New research from The University of Western Australia's Centre for Evolutionary Biology has found evolutionary kicking behaviour of female seed beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus) has been 'hi-jacked' by males ...
Fossil palm beetles 'hindcast' 50-million-year-old winters
(Phys.org) —Fifty-million-year-old fossil beetles that fed only on palm seeds are giving Simon Fraser University biologists Bruce Archibald and Rolf Mathewes new information about ancient climates.
Flea beetles outwit their host plant's mustard oil bomb and use it for their own purposes
Almost all herbivorous insects are specialized to feed on specific host plants and have adapted to their chemical defenses. Flea beetles are important pests of cabbage and other cruciferous plants, such as ...