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Butterflies are found worldwide. They live on every continent, except Antarctica, and in many diverse environments. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and their colors span the rainbow. Like flowers in flight, butterflies manifest the artwork of God across the globe.
The Melanophila beetle is one of many creatures that actually hunt for fires. Its name means “black-loving” because the beetle likes freshly burned, blackened wood, where the female lays her eggs. Often the charred wood is still hot and smoldering when the beetles arrive.
Ants have taken over the world, it seems, but they didn’t do it alone! One reason they’re so successful is their ability to communicate with each other—where to go, what to watch out for, how to help.
Bee scouts seek out new flowers and new sources of food. But what motivates a bee scout? What makes her take risks, explore the unfamiliar, unselfishly bring back news of her discoveries and set out again to spend herself for the sake of the hive?
What’s fascinating about periodical cicadas is their sheer numbers and the mysterious timing of their emergence from hiding.
Research shows that bedbugs are still bedbugs. They don't demonstrate Darwinian evolution—they vary within their created kind to survive in a sin-cursed world.
Is the war on malaria plagued by “rapid evolution of insecticide resistance” in mosquitoes?
Recently the abdomen of a certain hornet was discovered to have intricate structures that look like space-age solar panels.
Carpenter ant colonies evade zombie apocalypse because only the climbing dead become weapons of mass dispersion.
One reason ants are so successful is because of their ability to communicate with each other.
Hawaiian cricket “evolution” into stealth mode saves them from extinction.
Evolution: Not just for survival anymore!
Sap-sucking insects get a nutritional leg up from bacterial symbionts.
The Melanophila beetle is one of many creatures that actually hunt for fires.
Fig wasp fossil shows up too “soon” in the fossil record.
A special moth-flower relationship, discovered in arid regions of North America, has inspired the wonder of biologists worldwide.
The most diverse order of animals on the planet is by far the beetle order.
Since creation, water striders have been skipping effortlessly across lakes and ponds. The secret is an ingenious design that only the Great Designer could have invented.
Pollinating bees prefer the same colors on any continent.
To Boldly Go Where No Bee Has Gone Before
What if badges could change color in an explosion, giving doctors vital information about the severity of the shock?
The most amazing thing about lightning bugs is their ability to produce light.
The next time you see a honeybee, take a moment to thank the Creator for His abundant provision through these amazing little creatures.
Monarch butterflies are famous for their distinctive coloration and multigenerational migration. Now, they may become famous for something else: prescribing medicine for their offspring.
A monarch’s development from caterpillar to adult and its incredible ability to migrate clearly display the Creator’s design.
The incredible water strider: is its “just so” construction a hallmark of evolution or a testimony to creation?
Have a fancy for identifying bugs? Maybe you can help the experts classify an otherwise baffling bug that first appeared on the grounds of London’s Natural History Museum last March.
The Hercules beetle, the strongest animal in the world, is not only renowned for its strength; it also employs a shell that changes colors in response to ambient humidity.
Our purpose here is not to present this evidence of creative intelligence so much as to highlight an example of the biased labels and loaded terms which often appear in evolutionary biology.
The behaviour of ants has long fascinated scientists. And why not? These insects haveamazingly complex colonies, with social 'castes' in which every member has a role.
The praying mantis is one of the most recognizable and striking members of the insect kingdom.
The honey bee is a wonderful example of this intricate design and complex genetic information, the knowledge of which forever changed my life.
Better known as stick (or leaf) insects, the phasmids are the undisputed masters of camouflage in the living world.
Anyone strolling through an oak or beach forest in the northern hemisphere autumn is sure to find them—among the countless brown leaves scattered on the ground, some are still green in one portion.
These fascinating creatures, known to insect specialists as Strepsiptera (from the Greek meaning ‘twisted wing’), are virtually unknown to the public.
The testimony of termites is to creation.
This large Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) has a built-in 'scarecrow'.
The dragonfly’s marvellous ability to dart sideways, upwards, hover, and instantly change direction, is due to impressive design features.
Although many of us may prefer to keep our distance from beetles, a close look at these tireless toilers is a rewarding exercise.
Hunting for butterfly eggs is a difficult business. Not only because they are vanishingly small but because the female of the species attaches them almost exclusively to the underside of leaves.
If a car manufacturer were to succeed in somehow making the same material as the outer skeleton of the humble stag beetle—its ‘armour-plating’—he'd be a multi-millionaire overnight!
Common sense tells us that the bombardier beetle's cannon which can fire four or five "bombs" in succession could not have evolved piece by piece.
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