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  • First Bioluminescent Click Beetle Species Discovered in Asia
    The first click beetle with a luminous organ has been discovered in a subtropical region in southwest China. (July 27, 2019)

  • New Weevil Discovered in Subtropical Forest in China
    Scientists have discovered a new weevil in China. It eats the seeed in the pods of a shrubby legume. (July 5, 2016)

    New Beetle Species Identified in Nebraska
    A new beetle speces has been discovered in Nebraska (May 30, 2016)

    Tiny Wasp to Help Battle Emerald Ash Borer Beetles
    A tiny wasp is being brought in to fight the ash borer beetle which is devastating ash trees across the United States. (May 27, 2016)

    Scientists Discover First Long-Horned Beetle Species That Gives Birth to Live Young
    Scientists have discovered the first species of long-horned beetle that gives birth to live young. It was found in Borneo. (May 11, 2016)

    New Weevil Named After Chewbacca
    A newly discovered weevil has been named after Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weevil was discovered in Papau New Guinea. (April 27, 2016)

    Two New Species of Dung Beetles Discovered in Mexico
    An international team of scientists have discovered two new species of dung beetles in Mexico. (March 15, 2016)

    74 New Beetle Species Discovered on Hawaiian Volcano
    74 new species of beetles have been discovered on a Hawaiian volcano. They belong to the Mecyclothorax group. (December 11, 2015)

    Plant Tricks Dung Beetles With Smelly Seeds
    A plant uses smelly seeds to trick dung beetles into burying them. The researchers are calling it fecal mimicry. (October 11, 2015)

    Beetle from Colombia and Nicaragua is Tiniest Free-Living Insect
    A minute beetle from Nicaragua is the world's tiniest free-living insect. New measurement has ended debate over the size of the insect. (October 8, 2015)

    New Scarab Beetle Species Discovered in Cambodia
    A new beetle species has been discovered in Cambodia. It was found in the fungus garden cells of a termite species. (July 18, 2015)

    Scientists Turn Giant Flower Beetles Into Cyborgs to Study Flight
    Scientists give giant flower beetles electronic backpacks to study them in flight. (March 25, 2015)

    Brazilian Scarab Beetles Hide Inside Termite Nests
    Scientists have found Brazilian scarab beetles hiding inside the nests of termites. (January 13, 2015)

    Seven New Species of Blind Cave Beetles Discovered in Southern China
    Scientists have discovered seven new species of blind cave beetles in Southern China. (November 17, 2014)

    New Beetle Species Discovered in World's Deepest Cave
    A new species of beetle has been discovered in the Krubera cave, known as the world's deepest cave at 2,140 meters deep. (July 2, 2014)

    Biologist Discovers That Red Widow Spiders Eat Scarab Beetles
    University of Missouri biologist James Carrel discovered that Florida's elusive red widow spider likes to eat scarab beetles. (March 20, 2014)

    New Beetle Genus and Species Discovered in Brazilian Amazon
    A new beetle genus and species of the large Neotropical pselaphine tribe Jubini has been discovered in the Brazilian Amazon. (January 23, 2014)

    Large Colorful Beetle That Lives With Ants Discovered in Guyane
    Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution have discovered the Spectacular Guyane False-form beetle. The beetle lives with ants. (January 21, 2014)

    Galloping Dung Beetles Grab Poo and Store it in a Nest
    Galloping dung beetles are an interesting group of dung beetles that are unique for how they move and how they store dung in a nest. (November 3, 2013)

    Two New Species of Scarab Beetles Discovered in Southern Africa
    Two new species of scarab beetles have been discovered in Southern Africa. The new species dwell in grasslands/savannas. (October 23, 2013)

    85 New Species of Jewel-like Beetles Discovered
    85 new species of jewel-like beetles have been discovered. The beetles are in the genus Baconia and were discovered through studies of museum collections. (October 16, 2013)

    Newly Discovered Leaf Beetles Make Leaf Hole Shelters Using Their Own Feces
    Newly discovered species of leaf beetles make leaf hole shelters. The beetles resize the hole using by partitioning with a wall built with their own fecal pellets. (September 27, 2013)

    New Beetle Species Discovered in Metro Manila
    A new beetle has been discovered in metro Manila, the world's 10th largest megacity. (September 11, 2013)

    Over 100 New Tiny Predatory Beetle Species Discovered in Tahiti
    Over 100 new species of tiny predatory beetles have been discovered in Tahiti. (August 20, 2013)

    New Species of Spider Water Beetle Discovered on Philippine Island of Mindoro
    A new species of Spider Water Beetle has been discovered on the Philippine Island of Mindoro. (August 6, 2013)