Variety is the spice of humble moth's sex life
A small brown moth has one of the most complex sex lives in the insect world, new research has found.
Physicists solve longstanding puzzle of how moths find distant mates
(Phys.org) —The way in which male moths locate females flying hundreds of meters away has long been a mystery to scientists.
Unusual host preference of a moth species could be useful for biological control
A team of Iranian researchers from the Rice Research Institute of Iran have discovered that Gynnodomorpha permixtana, a well-known moth species from Europe and Asia, has changed its host preferences in ord ...
Changes in farming and climate hurting British moths
Britain's moths are feeling the pinch – threatened on one side by climate change and on the other by habitat loss and harmful farming methods. A new study gives the most comprehensive picture yet of trends ...
Research paves way for development of cyborg moth 'biobots'
North Carolina State University researchers have developed methods for electronically manipulating the flight muscles of moths and for monitoring the electrical signals moths use to control those muscles. ...
Foul fumes derail dinner for hungry moths
Car and truck exhaust fumes that foul the air for humans also cause problems for pollinators.
DNA analysis reveals butterfly and moth evolutionary relationship
Moth invasions cause widespread damage in the sub-arctic birch forest
In just seven years, as much as one-third of the mountain-birch forest in the North Calotte region was severely defoliated by two moth species. Researchers now have a better understanding of what happened.
Entomologists predict above average number of miller moths for the Front Range
It will be a well-above average year for miller moths across the northern Front Range, according to CSU entomologists Whitney Cranshaw and Frank Peairs.
Moth study suggests hidden climate change impacts
A 32-year study of subarctic forest moths in Finnish Lapland suggests that scientists may be underestimating the impacts of climate change on animals and plants because much of the harm is hidden from view.
Predators delay pest resistance to Bt crops
Crops genetically modified with the bacterium Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) produce proteins that kill pest insects. Steady exposure has prompted concern that pests will develop resistance to these proteins, making Bt plants ...
Like a moth to a street light
A new research project will investigate how street lighting impacts on the many hundreds of species of moths that can be found in Britain.
Toxic tiger moth: Researchers study evolutionary arms race in Arizona desert
(Phys.org) —A battle for evolutionary dominance is raging in Arizona. Nick Dowdy, a graduate student at Wake Forest, spent his summer seeing which contender, the tiger moth or the bat, is prevailing.
Researchers release new biological agent to fight invasive weed
University of Rhode Island entomologists reached a milestone in their efforts to control the invasive weed swallow-wort this month with the first release of a biological agent to fight the pest.