Burying beetles hatch survival plan to source food, study shows
Young beetles pick up sensory signals from adult insects to increase their chances of being fed - and shorten the odds of being killed instead.
Sexual conflict affects females more than males, says new research on beetles
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found that sexual conflict over mating impacts the parental care behaviour and reproductive productivity of burying beetles.
Beetles who socialise more spend more time judging their opponents
Burying beetles that have been in contests for food and resources previously will spend more time assessing their opponent but this cautious behaviour doesn't mean they're more likely to win, say scientists.
A bit of good luck: A new species of burying beetle from the Solomon Islands Archipelago
Scientists discovered a new species of burying beetle, Nicrophorus efferens. Burying beetles are well known to most naturalists because of their large size, striking black and red colors, and interesting reprod ...
Older males make better fathers: Mature male beetles work harder, care less about female infidelity
Researchers at the University of Exeter found that older male burying beetles make better fathers than their younger counterparts. The study found that mature males, who had little chance of reproducing again, ...
First-ever release of endangered burying beetles in Missouri
Beetle last seen in state in 1970s; Zoo has monitored for beetle since 2002. The Saint Louis Zoo's Center for American Burying Beetle Conservation; the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; the Missouri Department of Conservation; ...