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This week in Ask Your Weird Animal Questions, we tell you when you should help a baby animal—and when you should leave it alone.
In honor of National Pollinator Week, we delve into the strange, colorful world of the creatures that keep our planet blooming.
From “sword” fights to singing to sonar jamming, here are five of the more unusual ways animals employ their genitals.
Moths vibrate their genitals to jam bat sonar, making them invisible to the predators, a new study says.
The greater wax moth evolved to hear better than any animal on Earth—all to avoid their nemesis, the bat, a new study says.
My name is Dino J. Martins, I am a Kenyan entomologist and I love insects. The Kiswahili word for insect is dudu and if you didn’t know already, insects rule the world! Thanks to the amazing efforts of the ‘little things that run the world’ I was humbled to be selected as a National Geographic…
Chris Grinter is with the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, He recently joined the 2011 BioBlitz in Arizona’s Saguaro National Park, where he and colleagues identified some 145 species of moths in the preserve. The specimens included moths as small as a pinhead, others much larger, and at least one alien species that…
Belfast, Northern Ireland–After two years of doctoral studies in Northern Ireland, I have been dismayed at the lack of lucky leprechauns on the island of Ireland. But wait! This summer finally revealed something far more interesting: An army of frogs-a-leaping in the peat bogs of central Ireland. With the help of local children, we found…