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#entomology

The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers

By comparing the fossilized eyes with optic tissues from living crane-flies, the researchers were able to look closer at how the fossilization process has affected the conservation of compound eyes across geological time.

14 Aug 2019 Nature

Animal collectives like ants should move through their environment like ‘savvy gamblers’

Many animals have to move around in their environment to find resources to live and reproduce.

6 Aug 2019 Royal Society Interface

Road verges provide refuge for pollinators

Roadside verges provide a vital refuge for pollinators - but they must be managed better, new research shows.

5 Aug 2019 Journal of Applied Ecology

Monarch butterflies rely on temperature-sensitive internal timer while overwintering

The findings also suggest that monarchs will act as an important sentinel species for monitoring environmental change and disturbance at overwintering sites.

24 Jul 2019 Molecular Ecology

Decades-long butterfly study shows common species on the decline

even some invasive species associated with human-dominated landscapes are declining, which suggests the trends are rooted in widespread environmental causes.

9 Jul 2019 PLOS ONE

Cities are key to saving monarch butterflies

21 Jun 2019 Frontiers of Ecology and Evolution

Bees can link symbols to numbers

The new study for the first time shows that this complex cognitive capacity is not restricted to vertebrates.

4 Jun 2019 Proceedings of the Royal Society B