Topics: entomology

April 12th, 2017

Ants rescue peers injured in raids so they can recuperate at home

A species of ant apparently values every member of the colony, even if that’s one life out of 500. Members of Megaponera analis regularly engage in combat with termites, and while the ants are generally successful enough to carry home enough dead termites to help feed the colony, plenty of soldier ants are injured enough that they might […]

February 19th, 2017

Bonked bees buzz with sounds of surprise

What sound do you think you’d make if someone ran into your head? Would “ouch” or “hey!” suffice, or would you need to dig a bit deeper into your vocabulary to serve up something a bit more emotive?