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Sex-crazed dragonfly on 'suicide mission'
Sex-crazed dragonfly on 'suicide mission'
It’s not the journey that matters, it’s the destination. That’s all fine and well if you’re a human and can jump on a jet-propelled plane....
Bugged by insects' many names
Bugged by insects' many names
It is difficult enough being an entomologist in South Africa, in which an insect may have a different name in each of the country's 11 languages....
World's biggest fly farm coming to Cape Town
World's biggest fly farm coming to Cape Town
The world's largest commercial fly farm, which will harvest maggots from about 8.5-billion of the insects housed in giant cages, is under...
How to grow your own grasshoppers
How to grow your own grasshoppers
Coffee machine, toaster, blender ... grasshopper breeder?
Waiter, open up a can of worms
Waiter, open up a can of worms
As our starters arrive, my dinner date purred in anticipation. I’m more reserved, but unlike her, this is not my first time.
Dung beetles rolling to be cool
Dung beetles rolling to be cool
The roads of the Kruger National Park are littered with massive heaps of elephant dung. For the excited tourist these hold the promise of one of the...
Yebo gogga!
Yebo gogga!
If it's bugs, plants and other wildlife that appeal to you, your pupils or your children, Wits University's eighth Yebo Gogga Yebo Amablomo...
Dinosaurs of insect world discovered
Dinosaurs of insect world discovered
Hundreds of prehistoric insects and other creatures have been discovered in a large haul of amber excavated from a coal mine in western India.
Insects could be the key to meeting food needs
Insects could be the key to meeting food needs
Saving the planet one plateful at a time does not mean cutting back on meat, according to new research: the trick may be to switch our diet to...
Cockroaches hitch ride into US with troops
Cockroaches hitch ride into US with troops
While they have their backs turned, fighting wars in Asia and the Middle East, it seems that United States troops have allowed a counter-invasion...

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