Something was bugging the people of St. Julien. The “something” was a bug. A bunch of them, actually. Weevils were threatening the peace and prosperity of the French town. Criminal trespass to […]
Long Live the Queen (Termite)
It is a common complaint that those in power get all the benefits, while those who remain suffer all the burdens. Nowhere is that more true than in the caste system of […]
What’s the Buzz About the McDonald’s Built for Bees?
Those who follow the news about fast food, architecture, and apiology were all abuzz with a development that was as sweet as honey. Sweden recently opened the doors to the world’s smallest […]
Would You Like Some Wasps With Your Figs?
If you are filling your plate at a banquet and see a tray of wasps in the midst of a selection of fruit, it’s a safe bet that you would take a […]
Fleas Accelerate Faster than the Space Shuttle — 10 Fun Facts About the Flea
Fleas may have been directly responsible for wiping out a significant percentage of Europe’s population during the Middle Ages, but you can’t help but admire the tiny insect’s design. The body of […]
Which Costs More — A Volkswagen Beetle or a Stag Beetle?
If you are in the market for a beetle and you find yourself on a tight budget, which should you buy — the insect or the car that bears its name? Contrary […]
How Many Cigarette Butts and Rat Hairs Would you Like With Your Meal?
The FDA Defect Levels Handbook might be the most effective diet book in existence. It spells out just how much mold, rot, parasites, bugs, and other contamination can legally be found in […]
Short Time to Live; No Time to Eat
No one has ever accused a luna moth of talking too much. For that matter, no luna moth has ever been guilty of gluttony. Aside from exceptionally good manners, this might have […]
The Sneaky Queen of the Insect World
When it comes to sneakiness, it is difficult to find a better practitioner than the queen of the Ravoux’s slavemaker ant.
Does the Thought of Cricket Bread Bug You?
Does the thought of cricket bread bug you? #crickets #food #Finland #funfacts
Indiana Jones and the Swallowed Bug
The most famous insect scene in the popular Indiana Jones films is from the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom when the adventurers stumble across a cavern filled with creepy crawlies. (Point […]
What a Weta!
New Zealand’s giant weta (Deinacrida heteracantha) holds the record as the heaviest insect. Weighing in at as much as 71 grams (2.5 oz.), it can weigh more than a sparrow. source
Hot Flying Marvels
Butterflies can fly long distances (the monarch butterfly’s migration route is over 2,000 miles long), and reach speeds of 30 mph (as opposed to moths, which have been clocked at 70mph), but […]
Not a Good Candidate for a 30-Year Mortgage
The lifespan of a mayfly, once it reaches the adult stage, ranges from a few minutes to a few days, depending on the species. source
A Peaceful, Quiet Grassy Meadow? Take Another Look
On average, five acres of grassland contain about one ton of insects. The number of predatory invertebrates such as beetles may exceed 2,000 per square centimeter of ground. One acre of hay meadow may contain […]