Video: Confronting the 'insect apocalypse'

It's not just bees and butterflies that are under threat: UConn entomologist and Professor David Wagner says all kinds of insects are at risk for "a death by a thousand cuts." This is alarming, since insects play vital roles ...

Too many forewing eyespots is bad for butterflies

Many butterfly species bear distinct circular markings known as eyespots on their wings, and the functions of these rings of contrasting colors vary. A long-standing theory is that they serve as anti-predator defenses—small ...

Urban life is not to everyone's taste

Habitat change, for example through urbanization, is one of the most important causes of biodiversity decline. By 2050, settlements and cities across the globe are predicted to increase by two to three million square kilometers—about ...

Cabbage whites triggered egg-killing leaf necrosis in crucifers

Until now, little was known about how plants protect themselves from plant-eating insects and how the arms race between insects and plants unfolded. Researchers from Wageningen University & Research have gained more insight ...

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