American lady butterfly spots aren’t camouflage, but what they are remains a scintillating mystery

Though great black digger wasps look fearsome, they’d rather hunt for insects than sting humans

Painted turtles can survive intense watery cold, but climate change could make them all female

American goldfinch: A lemon-colored acrobat that’s the strictest of vegetarians

Are the honeybees raised in urban environments beneficial or detrimental? Ask a native species.

Blue dasher dragonflies have incredible eyesight and can consume hundreds of mosquitoes daily

After spending their winters in central Mexico, monarch butterflies we see live just a few weeks

A brown-belted bumblebee buzz pollinates, meaning it shakes to make your blueberries

Double-crested cormorants dive like an otter because they’re not similar enough to a duck

The red milkweed beetle may behave like a pest, but let it eat, coexisting with monarch butterflies