American Bumblebees Are Officially On The Verge Of Extinction

Over the last 20 years, the American bumblebee has seen a staggering decline in population due to habitat loss, disease, and pesticides. Wikimedia CommonsThe American bumblebee is an essential pollinator for crops like tomatoes, melons, peppers, and strawberries. Though their importance may be lost on many of us, American bumblebees are in fact a crucial … Read more

Newly Discovered Madagascar Moth Has Longest Tongue Of Any Insect

The moth, called “xanthopan praedicta,” or “Wallace’s sphinx moth,” has a tongue that stretches nearly one foot long. Minet et al. 2021Wallace’s sphinx moth, top, has a much longer tongue than the similar Morgan sphinx moth. While studying the long-necked Madagascar star orchid in 1862, Charles Darwin suddenly had an exciting thought. Some insects, he … Read more