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There are 29 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Insects".

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1. Citizen science: The people behind the data

From the UK Ladybird Survey to the Big Bumblebee Discovery, volunteer field workers are helping to answer some of science's big questions.

Tags: Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, Ecology, Pollinators, Bees
2. Bug brother is watching you

Scientists have spent several years filming a field of crickets in Spain with more than 140 digital video cameras to find out more about what makes them tick.

Tags: Insects, Biology, Genetics
3. Invasive 'super ant' species taking hold in the UK

An invasion of Asian 'super ants' is taking hold faster than ever in the UK, new research has found.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Insects, Invasive species
4. Much ado about moths

What's up with British moths? Like much of our wildlife, they're being hit hard by habitat loss and responding to warmer weather. Richard Fox and Tom Oliver explain.

Tags: Biodiversity, Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, Pollinators, UK
5. Podcast: Why the UK's moths are under pressure

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Richard Fox of Butterfly Conservation and Tom Oliver of the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology explain how records of millions of moths, citizen science and expert analysis are showing that populations of large moths are under increasing pressure.

Tags: Biodiversity, Ecology, Farming, Insects, Podcasts, Pollinators, UK
6. Podcast: Common parasite hampers bees' homing ability

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Stephan Wolf of Queen Mary, University of London, and Jason Lim of Rothamsted Research explain why some honeybees may be struggling to make it back to the hive after foraging trips.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Podcasts, Pollinators, UK
7. Honeybee homing hampered by parasite

Honeybees infected with a common parasite have a much lower chance of making it back from foraging trips, say scientists.

Tags: Bees, Biology, Disease, Farming, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, UK
8. Podcast: The evolution of the British peppered moth

This week in the Planet Earth podcast, Ilik Saccheri and Arjen van 't Hof of the University of Liverpool describe how the British peppered moth changed from peppered to black during the Industrial Revolution in northern England.

Tags: Evolution, Genetics, Insects, Podcasts, Pollution, UK
9. Mycology against malaria

Insect-borne infections take an appalling toll across much of the world, and they're turning up in new places. Tom Marshall finds out how fungi could help us fight back.

Tags: Disease, Environmental change, Fungi, Hazards, Health, Insects
10. Genetically engineered flies could save fruit crops

Fruit crops ravaged by the Mediterranean fruit fly could be saved by genetic engineering, say scientists who have altered the genes of some male flies so they can only produce sons.

Tags: Biology, Genetics, Insects, Plants, UK

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