Insects

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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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‘Overlooked’: 14,000 invertebrate species lost habitat in Black Summer bushfires, study finds
Scientists say the animals are vital to ecosystem and true number affected is probably far higher

Lisa Cox

19, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Country diary: The insects turn the air thick with chemical signals
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: For the shieldbugs, darters and hornets, this rare moment of autumn sunshine is like a jolt of electricity

Paul Evans

14, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Deliveries of mail-order bees stung by pandemic postal delays
Hold-ups unfit for a queen bee have seen them arrive at their destinations bedraggled, weak or dead, forcing a halt to shipments within Australia

Tory Shepherd

12, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Cop26 must not overshadow Kunming: we need joint climate and biodiversity goals | Ma Jun
Ecosystem collapse is as much a threat as the climate crisis, but valuing nature will help us meet these challenges

Ma Jun

11, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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‘I’ve learned to see beauty instead of a beast’: the house pests we’ve grown to love
Ants are clever, moths are fun to stroke and spiders can protect you from even worse horrors … readers on the vermin that won their hearts

Guardian readers

08, Oct, 2021 @11:18 AM

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Number of butterflies in the UK at a record low, survey finds
Experts say results of Butterfly Conservation’s latest survey signal that nature is ‘in crisis’

Miranda Bryant

07, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Country diary: It’s worth getting your knees wet for these insect-eating beauties
Tunstall Valley, Weardale: The round-leaved sundews were making a meal out of mosquitoes, beetles and a cranefly’s leg

Phil Gates

06, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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Natural bacteria could wipe out dengue-carrying mosquitoes, Australian research suggests
Populations of mosquitoes, which spread dengue fever, zika and other viruses, dropped by 80% after being infected with Wolbachia bacteria

Donna Lu

04, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s ‘black summer’ bushfires pushed 11 bee species closer to extinction
Eleven species are now eligible to be listed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s red list of threatened species

Donna Lu

02, Oct, 2021 @6:51 AM

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10 great city projects for nature – from vertical forests to a ‘gangsta garden’
Around the world, architects, activists and communities are finding ways to bring wildlife into urban areas

Phoebe Weston

01, Oct, 2021 @11:01 AM

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Country diary: autumn brings the daddy longlegs bouncing in
Langstone, Hampshire: Blundering craneflies are vulnerable to spiders’ webs. But they have a special gift at their disposal

Claire Stares

01, Oct, 2021 @4:30 AM

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