Latest Insects News

No northern giant hornets found in 2022 in Washington state

Dec. 06, 2022 18:30 PM EST

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Citizen trapping of northern giant hornets in northwest Washington ended Nov. 30 without any confirmed sightings of the hornets this year, state officials said Tuesday. The Washington State Department of Agriculture also said that no confirmed sightings of...

Hard-working Colombian beetles clean garbage, retire as pets

Nov. 22, 2022 11:39 AM EST

TUNJA, Colombia (AP) — Three yellow-and-black beetles clung to the shirt of Germán Viasus Tibamoso, a Colombian environmental engineer who uses beetle larvae to transform food waste into fertilizers. As he encouraged them to move along, he murmured to them in Japanese — trying...