Woodboring beetles make good food for woodpeckers, and researchers studying how forest fires affect bird populations have studied the patterns of woodboring-beetle colonization of forests after fires. Their findings offer clues and raise new questions about the impact of fires on forest ecosystems, in a time of increased fire activity and longer fire seasons.
A study by entomologists in Italy found that the abundance of bark- and wood-boring beetles outside their native range but still within the same country is correlated with levels of trade at nearby sea ports, suggesting domestic sea transportation plays a role in insects' intra-country range expansion.
A new wingless longhorned beetle species has been found in the mountains of northern Borneo, and instead of laying eggs, the females give live birth. The new species is described […]
Traditionally, pheromones have been defined as substances that are secreted by insects in order to influence the behavior of insects of the same species, as opposed to allelochemicals — substances […]