Author: RoryD

Schaefferia_emucronata_(c) Andy Murray

Entognathids- the insect’s forgotten cousins

In scientific terms, the group of  arthropods (animals with exoskeletons) which bear just six legs are sensibly called ‘Hexapods’ -meaning six-footed. Chances are you learned in school that all these animals with six...

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Are they really poised for a mass invasion? Photo (c) Olivier Bacquet.

The Daddy Longlegs Debacle

From False widows to Asian hornets, tales of ‘invasions’ of creepy-crawlies are a staple of the British tabloids and online news channels. The latest to find themselves in the spotlight are Daddy longlegs....

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