This toad immediately regretted swallowing a bombardier beetle - and spat out the insect still alive after an incredible 88 minutes. The toad obviously didn't realise that this particular creepy crawly has a brilliant defence mechanism,
Incredible footage reveals how ants go to extreme lengths to help an injured nestmate. These African Matabele ants are carrying a wounded nestmate after a battle with termites. The rescue behaviour is triggered when the injured ant excretes a
While the majority of spiders found in the world are harmless, they can sometimes bite when they try to defend themselves. A spider bite is easily recognised by two dots at the site of the bite created by the spider using its mandibles. A spider
Scientists say that people can help save insects from extinction by simply mowing their lawns less often. The University of Huddersfield reports that letting the grass grow provides the little creatures with more nutritional opportunities.
There’s always been something classy about figs; you can find them in daiquiris, scented soaps, and they always taste better on holiday. (Fine - fig rolls aren’t so classy, but you get the picture.)