Water striders can get quite ferocious when it comes to mating. They evolved specialized antennae through sexual selection for this purpose. Read more here!
Some insects lay eggs near a rotting carcass. This however is not always a good idea!
On tropical mountains, exceptional numbers of species occur. This is because temperature and environment change rapidly as elevation increases. Therefore the species living on the summit of a mountain often only occur there. These are sometimes referred to as endemic species. Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo is an example of that. Researchers of the…
Chagas disease is transmitted by the Kissing Bug. To understand the biology of this vector better we want to investigate if their eggs can survive infection.
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Snails sometimes lose their shell and become homeless, a very serious problem! Find the story behind it here!
Naturalis en Leiden University launch new MOOC “Evolution Today” Evolution is around you every day. That is the message of the new Massive Open Online… 00 Read More
04.092013March 10, 2017 Linda Maas asked me: “Is the Venezuelan Poodle Moth as soft and cuddly as it looks?”. As you can see in the picture below, it… 153 Read More
In 1772, the Marquis de Sade got an orgy going with the help of Spanish fly-laced candy. However, that was probably a bad idea!
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30.082013March 10, 2017 Recently, a visitor of my website sent me a question. Antonius wanted to know what species of insect he had found and send me this… 05 Read More
17.072016November 14, 2018 Life isn’t always easy, but some beetles simply behave reckless. Trying to get your eggs inside a colony of murderous all-consuming red wood ants (Formica… 00 Read More