Insects

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Country diary: Falling leaves prove how life continues on
Ecclesall Woods, Sheffield: Decaying leaves offer a haven to the creatures living in the soil

Ed Douglas

26, Nov, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Bees may take generations to recover from one exposure to insecticides
Study shows reduced reproduction and other negative impacts on performance of species

Sofia Quaglia

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 PM

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More than 500 people stung by scorpions flushed out by storms in Egypt
Storms forced scorpions from their hiding places into many houses across the province of Aswan

Staff and agencies

16, Nov, 2021 @1:34 AM

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Sound the alarm: bees ‘scream’ when murder hornets attack, study finds
Royal Society Open Science research finds bees release ‘rallying call for collective defence’ that is ‘quite harsh and noisy’

Maya Yang

12, Nov, 2021 @7:38 PM

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‘No one knew they existed’: wild heirs of lost British honeybee found at Blenheim
The ‘ecotype’, thought to have been wiped out by disease and invasive species, is thriving in the estate’s ancient woodlands

Donna Ferguson

07, Nov, 2021 @6:15 AM

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No need for art world buzz when it comes to pleasing pollinators | Brief letters
Brief letters: Bees | Air travel | Boris Johnson | Men in shorts | Climate

Letters

03, Nov, 2021 @5:45 PM

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Art for bees: ‘mad-looking’ installation suits pollinators’ tastes
Plant-based piece in Cornwall used algorithm to make design irresistible to bees, butterflies, moths and wasps

Steven Morris

03, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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How the death’s head hawkmoth transmits terror and confusion
It’s ‘skull’ repels birds, its squeaking genitalia baffle bats and it is covered in waxy particles better to raid honeybee nests

Patrick Barkham

30, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Honeybees use social distancing when mites threaten hives – study
Foraging bees keep away from centre of colony when infested with mites, find researchers

Nicola Davis

29, Oct, 2021 @6:00 PM

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Bee colonies have collapsed across the US. One company has developed a high-tech solution
Tiny sensors let beekeepers know if there’s a problem in the hive so they take action before it’s too late

Maya Yang

29, Oct, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Bioluminescent Baby review – ode to the insect world
Fiona Benson’s collection of poems about fireflies, mosquitoes and the like takes us into a glowing parallel universe

Kate Kellaway

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Country diary: The caterpillar that sways to the rhythm of the trees
Brancepeth, County Durham: The poplar hawk-moth caterpillar loves hanging around aspens almost as much as I do

Phil Gates

20, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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