After the brood mates and their eggs hatch, the young cicadas will go on to feed underground for another 17 years, in the brood of 2038.
In India, the genus was so far represented by two species, with nine and eleven-segmented antennae, respectively.
Sexual cannibalism — when the female consumes the male during or after mating — is known among black widow spiders and scorpions.
Insect apocalypse: Climate change, insecticides, invasive species, agriculture causing Earth to loose insects
Two well-known insects — honeybees and Monarch butterflies — best illustrate insect problems and declines.
Using organizational immunity, social insect societies change their interactions to make it harder for diseases to spread.
Holy Grail: Vaccine made from mosquito spit could protect people from all kinds of vector borne diseases
The initial results from the trial showed that an Anopheles mosquito-based vaccine was safe and it triggered antibody and cellular responses.
The current locust swarm is thought to have originated in southern Iran due to the Indian Ocean Dipole, which caused warmer waters to its west and cooler waters to its east.
Bees to Butterflies: World has lost more than one quarter of its land dwelling insects in the past 30 years
Researchers didn’t find a link to climate change and the loss of insect population but think it could be due to loss of habitat due to urbanization.
For the study, scientists used Arabidopsis thaliana — a small flowering plant in the mustard family .
World Wildlife Day 2020: 10 incredible camouflaging insects to remind you that Mother Nature is beautiful
Whether it is to protect themselves from predators or to help them catch their prey, these insects are masters at blending in
Bats may have an immune system that lets them coexist with many disease-causing viruses, experts think.
Some genetic variants from a human's past can be helpful as it may allow people to have a long life despite smoking
Discoveries of new species is the outcome of perseverance, years of fieldwork & long periods of looking at museum records.
Biologists have studied group behaviour among animals, but we still don't know when or how it originated.
The mosaic of white plastic is visible from space and produces food all year round to supply Europe's markets.
With the rapid disappearance of insects, whose cause is attributed largely to their displacement because of urbanisation, the alarming fact is that India lacks records of its insects. Preserving insect population is an urgent priority.
The large radar 'echo' spotted by weather forecasters was a 'cloud of ladybugs', known as a 'bloom'.
The important pollinating insects are on a decline & scientists hope this flowery invitation will boost their population.
We can feed the coming billion people without destroying another inch of nature, report says.
Many insects, used in alternative medicine, are now being tested for mainstream medical products