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BBC News about Insects
From Beyonce to Electra: What inspires insect names?
Entomologists are coming up with ever more imaginative names to meet the demand for naming new insects.
The bug-hunters finding new species in their spare time
Everyone knows there are lots of species yet to be discovered in rainforests and remote parts of the world. But hundreds are being discovered every year in Europe too - most of them by amateurs.
Amber preserves pollen carriers
What may be the earliest direct example of insect pollination of plants has been identified by scientists in 100-million-year-old amber blocks from Spain.
In pictures: 10,000 ceramic bugs
A Nottinghamshire artist makes 10,000 insects for her first solo show.
Landlord banned over mouldy food
A Suffolk pub landlord is banned from working at food premises after council inspectors discovered one of the worst food hygiene breaches they had ever seen.
Insect fossil discovery at museum
Hundreds of insect fossils dating to the Jurassic period are found at the Museum of Somerset after being forgotten for more than 90 years.
Assassin bug mimics spider prey
Scientists have described how a species of insect, known as assassin bugs, lures spiders by mimicking prey caught in webs.
Amber yields ancient bug haul
More than 700 new species of ancient insects, preserved in 50-million-year-old amber, were found in India.
Wind turbines 'lure in' animals
Wind turbines attract insects, which may explain why their blades strike and kill significant numbers of insect-eating bats and birds.
GM profit boost to non-GM crops
Pest control by genetically-modified crops can raise yields and profits from non-GM varieties grown nearby, a study from the US suggests.
Insects migrate in wind highways
Migrating insects use highways in the sky to speed their journey, according to a study published in Science magazine.
In Pictures: Weird crater creatures
Stunning photographs of unusual and unknown invertebrates discovered in a 'lost volcano' in Papua New Guinea