How is losing insects affecting us?

What’s the news? Do you remember driving 70mph down the motorway and having to activate your windscreen wipers every now and then with an added spray of screenwash...not due to anything other than trying to get those pesky insects off your windscreen? Now think back, can you remember the last time that you had to…

Is a spider about to eat you?

A recent entomological survey has concluded that a worldwide abundance of spiders means that, theoretically, the eight-legged arachnids could eat all of the humans currently on the planet in the space of just 12 months. This conclusion is however, only to put the amount of food that spiders eat into a comparative perspective, as spiders mostly eat…

New insect species discovered: Katydid

I always seem to get strange looks when I tell people that I love insects. I have a deep fascination with them and people always question 'why?!'. A friend recently asked me why I like them so much, and my immediate answer was that I find it so fascinating how they are so small and…