Not a fan of insects? We can’t really blame you—creepy crawlies are repeatedly portrayed as ugly, scary, dangerous or downright boring. But take some time to get to know a few species from the mindbogglingly massive world of invertebrates, and you’ll be amazed at how adorable these minibeasts can be. To aid you on your insect … Continued
There are over an estimated 22,000 different species of ants roaming our planet today. They’ve been roaming our planet since about 110 to 130 million years ago, when they evolved from a wasp-like ancestor. And they appear on just about every single landmass on the planet, except the Arctic, a few isolated islands and Antarctica … Continued
Bees are absolutely fascinating creatures, and play a vital role in the survival of our species. These buzzing insects pollinate 40% of the world’s food crops, and without them, we’d lose many natural staples in our diet. Sadly, bee populations are declining rapidly every year, in a large part due to pesticides. Alex Evans created … Continued
Despite their name, velvet ants are not ants at all… they’re wasps! With brightly coloured hairs to deter predators, an extremely tough endoskeleton, and an incredibly powerful sting, velvet ants are a force to be reckoned with.
African land snails can devour an entire head of lettuce in one sitting, so imagine what a bunch of them could do to your crops.
From their stingers to their claws, emperor scorpions have earned a terrifying reputation. But when the sun goes down and the moon and stars are out, these arachnids show their true colors.
What sounds like a curse from a mythological tale actually has a very real basis. Plagues of locusts will descend on crops and leave behind a trail of destruction in their path.
These creepy-crawlies have earned a bad reputation thanks to their invasive nature and knack for spreading disease, but cockroaches are more deserving of our admiration than scorn as they hold an impressive ancestry that dates back over 300 million years. And thanks to their incredible ability to adapt to pretty much anything, they may live … Continued