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Get to know the pollinators and other beneficial insects who can be your allies in garden.
Moths Are the Unsung Heroes of Pollination
Researchers Thought These Metallic Blue Bees Were Extinct — Until They Saw Them in Florida
Historic Deal Preserves Millions of Pollination Corridors for Monarch Butterflies
Cicadapocalypse: What You Need to Know
American Honeybees Just Can't Get a Break
9 Surprising Facts About Ladybugs
10 Wild and Crazy Facts About Jumping Spiders
How Opossums Can Help Get Rid of Ticks on Your Property
Why Do Army Ants Commit Suicide?
Caterpillar 'Plastivores' Can Eat and Digest Plastic Bags
When Honeybees Get Stuck in Water, They Create Their Own Waves and 'Surf' to Safety
How to Protect Bees While Getting Rid of Mosquitoes
How to Repel Gnats Naturally
Why Do Fireflies Glow?
Why Male Honeybees Try to Blind Their Queens
8 Things You Never Knew About Dragonflies
16 Plants That Repel Unwanted Insects (Including Mosquitoes)
How to Identify Different Types of Bees
11 Facts About Fireflies
8 Facts About the Black Widow Spider
8 Captivating Facts About Spider Silk
10 Divine Facts About Dung Beetles
California's Monarch Butterfly Population Has Declined by 99% Since the 1980s
Insect 'Extinction Event' Will Transform Nature
What Is the 'Windshield Phenomenon'?
Destructive Spotted Lanternflies Are Making Their Way Across the East Coast
Researchers Find 'Alarming' Loss of Insects in Large-Scale Study in Germany
Beware of Yellow Jacket Nests the Size of Cars
Why Wasps Attack and How to Avoid Them
Painted Lady Butterflies Fill the Skies Over Southern California
Here's How We Are Killing Off the Fireflies
2 Reasons to Leave a Wasp Nest in Your Yard
10 Remarkable Types of Caterpillars and What They Become
Why Do Bumblebees Have Stripes?
Behold the Bare-Handed Bee Whisperer Who Is Saving the Honeybees
A Dragonfly Nymph's Mouth Is the Stuff of Nightmares
Samurai Wasps Could Be Our Secret Weapon Against Invasive Stink Bugs
Pesticides Impair the Brain Development of Baby Bees
Bumblebees Can Switch to 'Economy Mode' When Their Nectar Load Gets Extra Heavy
20 Moth Species More Beautiful Than Butterflies
Wild Bees Are Recycling Plastic, Study Finds
Epicures Gathered in France for Bug & Wine Pairing
Turret Spiders Build Tiny Towers for Hunting Unsuspecting Prey
Make Your Garden Irresistible to Butterflies With These Plants and Tips
Monarch Butterflies Make a Pit Stop in Colorado
If You're Afraid of Spiders, This Is Exactly When You Should Get Out of the House
Paper Wasps Recognize Each Other, Have Long Memories, & Display Logical Reasoning
9 of the Most Absurd-Looking Mantis Species
We Can Now Speak the Universal Language of Honey Bees
Fire Ants Are Flourishing — All Thanks to Us
A Spider's Web Is Part of Its Mind, New Research Suggests
Why Bugs Belong in Your House
How to Get Rid of Spotted Lanternflies
The House Centipede Is One Impressive (And Leggy) Creepy-Crawly
Why Is This Ant Throwing Another Ant Off a Ledge?
Working Together to Save the Monarch Butterfly
Why This Hive of Honeybees Is Doing 'The Wave'
Please Kill Your Lawn
13 Amazing Antics of Ants
Bumble Bees Could Vanish Forever Within a Few Decades
Where Do Insects Go in the Winter?
Turn Your Yard Into an Insect Migration Stop
Where Do Bedbugs Come From?
Insects Could Be Gone in a Century; Catastrophic Collapse to Ensue
Why You Should Grow a Lawn for Bees
Learn From These 5 Ways Bees Work Together
How to Build a Hotel for Wild Bees
How to Garden for Bumblebees
Does a Cold Winter Decrease Bugs?
Butterflies Lose Their Luster if Their 'Paintbrush Genes' Aren't On
Honeybees Give Former Prisoners a New Chance
9 Facts About Mosquitoes
Cockroaches Have Distinct Personalities
Why Are Bees Producing Blue Honey?
The Odd, Adorable Mystery of Hairy Spider Feet
This Rare Bumble Bee Is a 'Ghost in the Making'
Spiders May Harness Electric Currents to Fly
Grow Your Own Mealworms With the Hive Explorer 2.0
'Super-Termites' Emerge From Hybrid Swarms in Florida
Bumblebees Coax Pollen From Flowers With a Secret 'Knock'
Bees Hold Dance-Offs to Make Decisions
Good Bug, Bad Bug: How Can You Tell the Difference?
12 Unbelievable Beetle Species
Viral Video Shows Ants Covering a Dead Bee in Flowers. Is This an Interspecies Funeral?
Female Dragonflies Fake Death to Avoid Males
Costume Designer Repairs Butterfly's Torn Wing
5,000 Honeybees Strap on Tiny Backpacks in the Name of Science
What's Not to Love About Caterpillars?
How Baby Wasps Can Save Your Tomatoes
10 Bugs That Will Make You Squirm
9 Incredibly Cute Arthropods
Elderly Termites Are Sent Into Battle to Die First
Why Do We Love Bees but Hate Wasps?
Do You Have Flying Ants or Termites?
Tiny Jumping Spiders Dance Like There's No Tomorrow
These Newly Discovered Peacock Spiders Will Change Your Mind About Arachnids
How to Attract Bug-Eating Birds to Your Garden
Why Flowering Meadows Are Better Than Lawns
This Gorgeous Cricket Chorus Sounds Like Humans Singing a Haunting Song
Why Are Fireflies Disappearing?
Roaches Love Crashing Into Walls (And That May Help Us Build a Better Robot)
Why Do Flies Fly Toward and Land on People?
Toxic Caterpillars Invade London
Africanized Bees Found in Tennessee for First Time
5 Ways to Help Our Disappearing Bees
Make Food for Struggling Monarch Butterflies Using Your Leftovers
How to Get Rid of Aphids
Nighttime Pollination Under Threat From Light Pollution
Beneficial Insects: How to Attract Good Bugs to Your Garden
This Parasitic Vine Helps Plants Communicate
World's Longest-Lived Spider Died at the Ripe Old Age of 43
To Help a Native Bee, You Have to Know One
How to Attract Ladybugs to Your Garden
Hawaiian Crows Return From Extinction in Wild
Why 'Golfing' Bumblebees Are a Big Deal
How to Attract Fireflies to Your Backyard
New Firefly Species Discovered in California
The Planthopper Nymph's Dazzling Style of Protection
The Spectacular World of Spiny Orb-Weaver Spiders
Is Milkweed Really the Key to Saving Monarchs?
This Master Gardener Is Luring Monarchs to Las Vegas
Spiders Can Hear You From Across a Room
If You Don't Like Bugs, You Should Love Spiders
Hordes of Insects Migrate Overhead Each Year
Bumblebees Can Be Optimistic, Study Finds
Lanternflies: The Unicorns of the Insect World
9 Extraordinary Facts About North America's Native Bees
What's the Difference Between a Centipede and a Millipede?
Why We Should Learn to Love Wasps
EU Declares Total Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides
4 Biggest Jumpers in the World of Insects
Mealworms Can Eat an All-Plastic Diet and Not Die
A Quick Guide to Starting a Beehive
Photos of the Very Rare Pink Katydid
Nature Blows My Mind! Caterpillar Mimics Snake Behavior to Scare Predators (Video)
No Substitute for Bumblebees, Study Shows
Where Have All the Ladybugs Gone?
What You Need to Know About Beneficial Bugs
The Strange World of Insects That Mimic Other Insects
68 Garden Pesticides to Avoid in Order to Help the Bees
Daddy Longlegs Ditch Their Legs to Escape Death
Vermicompost Right in Your Garden - Make a Worm Bucket
Bees in Peril: A Timeline
How to Attract Spiders to Your Garden
Bees Have Feelings and Can Experience Optimism
700+ Native Bee Species Spiraling Toward Extinction
Why Are Ladybugs So Colorful?
How the Round, Bee-Friendly Sun Hive May Help Save the Bees (Video)
Beekeeping Dog in 'Astronaut' Suit Detects Infected Hives by Smell
Caterpillars That Eat Plastic Bags Discovered, Could Lead to Pollution Solution
Save the Bees With Seed Bombs
10 Spectacular Snail Species
DIY Beekeeping: Download and Print a Smart Beehive Kit
Save the Butterflies With DIY Milkweed Seed Bombs
How to Capture a Bee Swarm
Ladybug Invasion Paints Colorado Town Red
Detailed Illustrations of Mutated Insects Challenge the Science of Nuclear Power
Super Slow-Motion Video Casts Honeybees in New Light
Horned Dung Beetle Is World's Strongest Insect
To Attract Butterflies, Don't Kill the Caterpillars
Scientists Discover Another Cause of Bee Deaths, and It's Really Bad News
The Incredible Otherwordly Caterpillars of Ecuador
French Parks and Public Gardens Bid Adieu to Pesticides
We Owe Spicy Mustard to an 'Arms Race' Between Plants and Insects, Study Shows
The Monarch Butterfly Needs Milkweed to Survive. Here's How to Get Seeds
Fake Caterpillars Trick Ants Into Spilling Secrets
Ants Communicate, 'Cast Ballots' With a Kiss
8 Ways the Black Widow Spider Is Woefully Misunderstood
Terrifying 'Dementor' Wasp Species Named for Evil Spirits From Harry Potter
One Big Step Closer to Synthetic Spider Silk
Pollination Nation: Create a Pollinator-Friendly Habitat in Your Yard
Keeping Mason Bees in Your Fridge (And Other Ideas for Helping Wild Pollinators)
Whiter Than White: Beetles Have Us Beat
Giant Bat-Eating Spiders Found Everywhere Except Antarctica
The Red Bees of Brooklyn, and a Search for a Solution
Tokyo Diners Can't Get Enough of Insect Ramen
Watch the First 21 Days of a Bee’s Life in 60 Seconds (Video)
Female Dragonflies Ditch Suitors by Faking Sudden Death
Young Honeybees May Be Growing Up Too Fast
It's a Bad Time to Be a Bee, but It Doesn't Have to Be
Why Spiders Put Designs in Their Webs
This Moth Looks Like Bird Poop on Purpose
5 Tips for Photographing Butterflies
How to Tell the Difference Between a Dragonfly and a Damselfly
8 Mesmerizing Facts About Moths
8 Amazing Facts About the Atlas Moth
9 Surprising Facts About Daddy Longlegs
9 Facts About Leafcutter Ants
Bumblebee Gets a Helping Hand From Endangered Species Act
Meet the Cecropia Moth, the Largest Moth in North America
Scientists Find Pesticide Residue in 75 Percent of Honey
8 Intense Facts About Crazy Ants
8 Fascinating Facts About the Playful-Looking Roly-Poly
Why Do Bees Have Pockets?
Why Do Ladybugs Gather in Massive Swarms?
What's Making Holes in Your Tomatoes?
Group Is Giving Away Hundreds of Homes for Native Bees
Bumblebees Are Larger in Cities, Study Finds
9 Creepy Endangered Bugs You Shouldn't Squish
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