Oldest known pollen-carrying insect found in Russia

A trio of paleontologists, two with the Russian Academy of Sciences, the third with the University of Silesia in Katowice, has identified the oldest known pollen-carrying insect. The research by Alexander Khramov, Tatiana ...

Scientists develop tools for discovering new species

For hundreds of years, naturalists and scientists have identified new species based on an organism's visible differences. But now, new genetic techniques are revealing that different species can show little, to no visible ...

Scanning robot helps put insect collection online

A robot capable of scanning a tray of insect specimens in a few minutes will help make the virtual images and tagging information available to the public online, according to South Dakota State University entomologist Paul ...

Help wanted: Public needed to uncover clues in bug collections

Like bugs? Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at natural history museums? Interested in helping scientists understand our changing environment? These are just some of the reasons why people should join a project led ...

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