(Phys.org)—Their name is comical, but when crazy ants infest a neighborhood it's no laughing matter.
A new species of phorid fly from Thailand is the smallest fly ever discovered. At just 0.40 millimeters in length, it is 15 times smaller than a house fly and five times smaller than a fruit fly.
The red imported fire ant, one of the most horrifying of the foreign species that have established themselves in the United States, appears to be in retreat.
(PhysOrg.com) -- For years, scientists have tried to use environmentally friendly fungi to control fire ant infestations.
Kudzu, a green leafy vine native to China and Japan brought to the United States in the 19th century, has long been cursed by farmers and timber producers for the property and crop damage it can cause.
Genes essential to producing the developmental differences displayed by social insects evolve more rapidly than genes governing other aspects of organismal function, a new study has found.
Each December a hardy flock of birdwatchers scatters across Mecklenburg County in North Carolina for the National Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count, which has tracked bird movements for more than a century.
The ants may go marching one by one, but they end up forming a superstructure of thousands -- and together they can form a raft that stretches the boundaries of the laws of physics, according to new research released today. ...
Red imported fire ant invasions around the globe in recent years can now be traced to the southern U.S., where the nuisance insect gained a foothold in the 1930s, new University of Florida research has found.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are releasing the fifth species of phorid fly to control fire ant populations. Red imported fire ants first arrived in the United States in the early 1930s and have been expanding ...