Mechanical Insects Researchers have recently discovered what looks like mechanical gears on the tiny hopping insect, Issus coleoptratus. While other examples of mechanical gear-like structures have been found on other animals, they have proved to be simply ornamental. The structure found on the Issus, however, actually functions like our geared systems. The juvenile Issus has…

Read More

Fire Ants Love to Dig Fire ants have taken over the lower third of the United States with their invasive complex mounds, tunnels and homes; roughly occupying around 300 million acres. According to a new study, fire ants digging technique, is the same concept as Jenga, the popular children’s game. Each particle within the tunnel…

Read More

Walking On Water You may have heard of certain organisms that have the ability to walk or run on water, but only pygmy mole cricket can jump on water. For these strange insects water actually feels different to their feet. Rather than sink into it like most animals, the feet of the pygmy mole cricket…

Read More

Baby Insects at Bristol Zoo Until they were rediscovered in 2001, Lord Howe Island stick insects were thought to be extinct. In an international effort to preserve their species and hopefully increase their number, two months ago scientists sent batches of eggs to Bristol Zoo in in England as well as 2 other zoos to…

Read More