The imminent cicada uprising won't just be a chance to see a rare sight—but an opportunity to enjoy a rare snack.
Cicadas will emerge from a 17-year slumber in more than a dozen states across the U.S. in the coming months, with billions of the flying insects surfacing to conduct a "boisterous" mating ritual.
After 17 years spent hibernating underground, vast swarms of cicadas collectively known as Brood 10 will emerge in more than a dozen U.S. states in the coming months.
The harmless insects that make way into people's homes in the late summer and early fall are nothing to fear unless you're a farmer.
Teouna and Ken Thomas saw the large, creepy-crawly guest climbing up the window outside their house.
The caterpillars of Asian gypsy moths can destroy large sections of forest. Sweetgum, apple, popular, oak, willow and linden trees are some of the plants that could be at risk.
Pink grasshoppers rarely make it to adulthood as the coloring, caused by a condition called erythrism, makes them easy targets for predators.
The rapid speeds of the Saharan silver ant enables it to travel across the dessert to forage for food in the height of the midday sun.
"The world must be coming to an end," one scientist joked.
Insect numbers everywhere are declining—and scientists aren't exactly sure why.
Scientists named them Xenomorphia, after the bloodthirsty, chest-splitting creatures from the Alien movies.
The giant water bug is believed to be the most painful of all insects.
The new research could help robots interpret the world around them.
"As soon as I saw those bulging legs, I knew I had to name this one after Arnold."
And deservedly so.
Assessment of 63 protected areas shows dramatic decline that cannot be explained through natural means.
DNA evidence confirms it: The "tree lobster" that was declared extinct a century ago is actually holding on.
An online petition calling on the museum to remove three works has gained nearly half a million signatures in four days.
New research examines how the insect controls its spin while jumping to reach a target.