A bee researcher describes the discovery of a "stopover" site in Thailand where Apis dorsata honey bee swarms gather to rest during their annual migration between highland and lowland nesting sites.
An insect that specializes in parasitizing bees changes its host's behavior to visit flowers and curl its body to deposit the parasite's larvae. The apparent "mind control" is another example of the unique lives of strepsipterans, or twisted wing insects.
A study on apple pollination highlights the valuable role that moths and other nocturnal insects play in pollinating crops and other plants.
When the world's largest brood of 17-year periodical cicadas rose from the ground in spring 2021, the eastern U.S. (and beyond) was ready. Half a million crowdsourced observations later, the entomologists who followed the Brood X 2021 emergence reflect on the experience.