Animals vote, too: how different species choose – or depose – a leader

Honeybees, Indian jumping ants and pigeons are some of the species that have evolved ways of…

'They give me the willies': scientist who vacuumed murder hornets braces for fight

Chris Looney helped dismantle the first nest of Asian giant hornets in the US. Now he’s…

Butterflywatch: is UK experiencing a clouded yellow autumn?

The dynamic migratory butterfly looks to be sticking around beyond the summerI was strolling across a…

Global heating threatens UK wildlife’s ability to adapt and survive

Restoring and connecting habitat across Britain could save a fifth of species by 2030, says report…

Bears, whales and wolverines: the species imperiled by Trump's war on the environment

Despite a grim outlook for American biodiversity, Trump has lifted protections for at-risk animals as part…

Meet the bee brokers: 'You never stop learning about bees, they're just incredible'

While Covid confines humans to their homes, insects are chauffeured around the country in Australia’s largest…

Grub's up: why maggot meals are a hit on one UK chicken farm

Birds greet their food with ‘scratch dances’ and productivity is up. Could insects be an alternative…

Counting the species: how DNA barcoding is rewriting the book of life

We do not know how many species live on Earth. Barcoding could change that – and…

Country diary: these lacewings are welcome guests at my crafty bug hotel

Langstone, Hampshire: This species will overwinter here and stock the garden with voracious ‘aphid lions’Once the…

Scientists take temperatures of butterflies to uncover climate threat

Study finds some species are less able to control their body heat and are more vulnerableCatching…