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Locust influx causing concern in Russia

Swarms of locusts have invaded parts of Russia, including Sochi, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.

Swarms of locusts have invaded parts of Russia, including Sochi, which hosted the Winter Olympics in 2014.

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The praying mantis with 3D glasses

A praying mantis with glasses on. In the UK scientists are putting tiny 3D spectacles on the creatures to find out more about how their

A praying mantis with glasses on. In the UK scientists are putting tiny 3D spectacles on the creatures to find out more about how their

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Monarch butterflies make annual migration to Mexico

Thousands of orange and black Monarch butterflies have started arriving in their winter home of central Mexico. Millions of the insects embark on an

Thousands of orange and black Monarch butterflies have started arriving in their winter home of central Mexico. Millions of the insects embark on an

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US: Giant spider web sets Memphis residents on edge

Residents of Memphis, Tennessee, have described feeling like they were in a horror film after waking up to a giant spider web in their neighbourhood

Residents of Memphis, Tennessee, have described feeling like they were in a horror film after waking up to a giant spider web in their neighbourhood

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French plan to protect bees under scrutiny

The decline in bee populations has been well documented for years. Now, following in the footsteps of the US, in Europe a recent move by France to

The decline in bee populations has been well documented for years. Now, following in the footsteps of the US, in Europe a recent move by France to

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Locust invasion in Madagascar

Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United

Over 40% of Madagascar’s crops could be directly threatened by the spread of locusts, despite various eradication programmes. According to the United

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Multiple uses for Hector the stick insect robot

Hector the stick insect robot is the brainchild of the Biomechatronics research group at Germany’s Bielefeld University. The robot can move all six

Hector the stick insect robot is the brainchild of the Biomechatronics research group at Germany’s Bielefeld University. The robot can move all six

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Chocolate-covered bugs served up at insect museum

At the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans what looked like a Halloween trick was actually an array of real bug treats served up

At the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium in New Orleans what looked like a Halloween trick was actually an array of real bug treats served up

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Not your usual bedfellows: '5,000' wasps build giant nest in bedroom

A three-foot-wide (0.91 metre) wasp nest has caused a buzz in Winchester, England. The nest is unusually large, but what may be more surprising is

A three-foot-wide (0.91 metre) wasp nest has caused a buzz in Winchester, England. The nest is unusually large, but what may be more surprising is

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World Mosquito Day: 117 years on the battle continues

It was on this day 117 years ago that scientist Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery of how mosquitos transmit malaria parasites to humans. On August

It was on this day 117 years ago that scientist Sir Ronald Ross made the discovery of how mosquitos transmit malaria parasites to humans. On August

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The delicacy of eating insects in Japan

The Konchu Ryori Kenkyukai (Insect Cuisine Research Association) opens its doors to anyone interested in sampling insects as food. Those in

The Konchu Ryori Kenkyukai (Insect Cuisine Research Association) opens its doors to anyone interested in sampling insects as food. Those in