We already know they're essential for life on the planet, but now researchers have discovered bees can learn basic arithmetic — forcing a rethink on the correlation between brain size and intelligence.
Scientists say the decline in Christmas beetles in Australia is consistent with global decreases in insect populations and we do not yet know what effect this will have on the ecosystem.
If you're travelling to Asia, you're probably mindful of the risks of malaria, dengue, or Zika. But authorities are warning Australians to take care to avoid another mosquito-borne disease.
East-coast Australians may face an exceptionally hot and dry summer, but does this mean there'll be fewer mosquitoes buzzing about? It's complicated, writes Cameron Webb.
Bee corpses are piling up in backyards in the town of Peterborough, prompting dark suspicions from locals and theories from academics. But no one knows what is causing the deaths.
If we are serious about feeding the projected 40 billion Australians by 2050, all options must be on the dining table... including insects, writes Noby Leong.
There is a long history of entrepreneurs marketing various gadgets to repel mosquitoes and now dozens of "mosquito repellent" apps are available. But can they stop the night-time whine?
Fly swatting is as challenging a sport as any you’ll face this summer — so why is it so hard to squish these little beasts?
Mosquito coils can help beat the bite of mosquitoes, but is all that smoke doing more harm than good?
We know some people should be more scared than others, but why are those blood suckers selective in who they bite? Well, with up to 400 chemical compounds on human skin that could play a role, there's many different answers.