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We Still Don't Know Why The Heck There Are So Many Blue Tarantulas

A very particular shade of blue hair has evolved independently on eight separate occasions and in at least three different ways in tarantulas, a new study finds. And scientists are having a hell of a time figuring out why.

These Exquisite Bee Photographs Reveal Every Delicate Hair, Antenna, And Wing

As part of their research into bees, the United States Geological Survey has compiled a drop-dead gorgeous gallery of bees. From flufftastic fuzzballs to sleek torpedoes, the variety of bees is awe-inspiring.

These Videos Show You A Part Of Flies You've Probably Never Noticed Before

Video: You may have seen halteres on flies, but you probably didn’t know what you were seeing. They’re the odd little twig-like extensions behind the fly’s wings. These up-close videos give you a much better look, so you’ll always notice from now on.

Orphan An Earwig And They Will Grow Up Bigger

Think hard the next time you squish an earwig. If that earwig had babies, you’ve just orphaned them, thereby producing bigger earwigs.

A Cockroach Can Bite Five Times Stronger Than A Human

The cockroach is a resilient little beast, and now it turns out they have the proverbial jaws of death. They can bite with a force 50 times stronger than their own body weight, and with five times more force than a human being.

New Kind Of Moth Hints At Other Species That May Be Hiding In Plain Sight

This newly discovered moth has been hiding in plain sight for a very long time. Its discovery has given biologists a useful clue about where to look for similar elusive new species.

The Scorpion Fly's Stinger Is For Mating, Not Defence

It’s easy to see how the scorpion fly got its name. The giant “stinger” at the back curls up just like the tail of a scorpion. The good news is, that’s not a stinger. Still, I would avoid touching it, if I were you.

This Insect Protects Its Eggs By Making Them Delicious

This animal seems to spend its entire life trying to get eaten. Not only does it coat its eggs in substances designed to lure ants to chew on them, but its main defence mechanism as an adult doubles as a salad dressing.

Ninja-Like Ambush Bugs Don't Subsist On Meat Alone

The Ninja-like ambush bug catches its prey by turning invisible via camouflage, and has been known to take down spiders and other large, venomous insects. But one study found that ambush bugs don’t live on meat alone; they augment their diet with nectar from the flowers on which they perch.

It's More Nutritious For You To Eat A Bug Than A Steak

So, what are you having for dinner tonight? Some grilled chicken? Yet another steak? Allow us to change your mind.

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