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#Insects

# insects - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Earth has lost more than one quarter of land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years
# Little Critters
# Little Critters

Earth has lost more than one quarter of land-dwelling insects in the past 30 years

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:28 PM 16,243 Views 32 Comments

Insects are disappearing at a rate of just under 1% a year with much variation from place to place.

# insects - Sunday 1 July, 2018

How to protect your home from becoming fly-infested in the heatwave
# Infestation
# Infestation

How to protect your home from becoming fly-infested in the heatwave

Jul 1st 2018, 8:30 PM 65,945 Views 67 Comments

More flies causing annoyance as the hot weather soars – what can you do about the pests?

# insects - Sunday 11 March, 2018

A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner
# Future Focus
# Future Focus

A nice insect casserole with 3D-printed dessert: The future of your weeknight dinner

Mar 11th 2018, 9:30 PM 12,450 Views 6 Comments

The changes coming to the way we eat – and what we eat.

# insects - Thursday 5 October, 2017

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?
# Nui Galway
# Nui Galway

False widow spiders have invaded Ireland over the past 20 years, but what are the symptoms of a bite?

Oct 5th 2017, 6:19 AM 64,082 Views 35 Comments

In 20 years, the false widow spider has invaded Ireland, one NUIG researcher said, with the highest number of them found in Dublin and Cork.

# insects - Saturday 29 July, 2017

Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants
# Plague
# Plague

Australia is spending $400 million to stop the spread of red fire ants

Jul 29th 2017, 6:35 PM 18,507 Views 23 Comments

“Our fire-ant fighters have finally been given the war chest they need,” an invasive species expert said.

# insects - Saturday 3 June, 2017

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste
# Rubbish
# Rubbish

Farmers use maggots to tackle China's mountain of food waste

Jun 3rd 2017, 4:00 PM 19,181 Views 14 Comments

There is a lot of money to be made from maggot animal feed and manure.

# insects - Sunday 16 April, 2017

Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years
# Infestation
# Infestation

Pest company called to St James's Hospital more than 100 times in last two years

Apr 16th 2017, 6:56 PM 22,956 Views 20 Comments

Among the many different pests encountered on the hospital’s campus in recent times were ants, cockroaches, mice, pigeons, and woodlice.

# insects - Monday 2 January, 2017

Cockroach infestations are at their highest for a decade
# A Bug's Life
# A Bug's Life

Cockroach infestations are at their highest for a decade

Jan 2nd 2017, 11:22 AM 25,730 Views 36 Comments

Dublin is the most cockroach-infested county in Ireland.

# insects - Friday 4 November, 2016

This Irish mam is sick of spiders invading her home, so she's giving them a written warning
# Ring The Alarm
From The Daily Edge
# Ring The Alarm

This Irish mam is sick of spiders invading her home, so she's giving them a written warning

Nov 4th 2016, 1:55 PM 4,648 Views 3 Comments

Woe betide any spider who dares cross the threshold from now on.

# insects - Friday 30 October, 2015

Possibly contaminated baby cereal to be removed from Irish shelves
# Insects
# Insects

Possibly contaminated baby cereal to be removed from Irish shelves

Oct 30th 2015, 5:58 PM 16,158 Views 8 Comments

The muesli is designed for infants older than 10 months.

# insects - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

Homeless family finds cockroaches in their hotel bathroom
# Hotels
# Hotels

Homeless family finds cockroaches in their hotel bathroom

Sep 1st 2015, 5:15 PM 22,844 Views 42 Comments

Ruth Coppinger says it shows the need for inspections.

# insects - Saturday 27 June, 2015

These are some of the most bizarre dishes from around the world
# Cooked Alligator
# Cooked Alligator

These are some of the most bizarre dishes from around the world

Jun 27th 2015, 3:00 PM 18,254 Views 26 Comments

Frog smoothie, anyone?

# insects - Tuesday 23 September, 2014

Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here's 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships...
# Live From Laois
# Live From Laois

Straight lines, traffic jams and Garda fans: Here's 8 things we learned at the National Ploughing Championships...

Sep 23rd 2014, 11:31 PM 22,929 Views 10 Comments

It’s closing time in Ratheniska — but 82,000 people have been wandering the fields and checking out the sights since early this morning.

# insects - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Pest control calls about cockroaches up 75% in last decade
# I Feel Like It's On Me
# I Feel Like It's On Me

Pest control calls about cockroaches up 75% in last decade

Jul 2nd 2014, 7:15 AM 9,057 Views 19 Comments

One company in Ireland warned people to keep an eye out this summer, especially if they’re staying in a hotel .

# insects - Sunday 11 May, 2014

The UN says insects are good for us so we've decided to try them out. Mmmm.
# Yummy In My Tummy
# Yummy In My Tummy

The UN says insects are good for us so we've decided to try them out. Mmmm.

May 11th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,936 Views 34 Comments

Over two billion people around the world eat insects daily.

# insects - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Animals learn the hard way not to mess with bees
# Buzz Kill
From The Daily Edge
# Buzz Kill

Animals learn the hard way not to mess with bees

Mar 12th 2014, 3:53 PM 3,315 Views 3 Comments

The price they pay? Their good looks.

# insects - Friday 10 January, 2014

Doctors remove inch-long cockroach from Australian man's ear
# SCREAM
From The Daily Edge
# SCREAM

Doctors remove inch-long cockroach from Australian man's ear

Jan 10th 2014, 5:06 PM 34,419 Views 74 Comments

“They said they had never pulled an insect this large out of someone’s ear.”

# insects - Sunday 29 December, 2013

7 brief moments in your life when you feel like a badass
# Ice Cold
From The Daily Edge
# Ice Cold

7 brief moments in your life when you feel like a badass

Dec 29th 2013, 1:00 PM 26,944 Views 23 Comments

OK, maybe not as badass as Clint Eastwood. But still.

# insects - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Is the false widow spider in Ireland? Maybe...
# Spiders
# Spiders

Is the false widow spider in Ireland? Maybe...

Oct 30th 2013, 6:45 AM 40,207 Views 79 Comments

*This article contains spiders.

# insects - Sunday 20 October, 2013

Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?
# Blood
# Blood

Scientists found a fossilised mosquito full of blood, so can we finally clone dinosaurs?

Oct 20th 2013, 6:30 PM 25,963 Views 66 Comments

While it is the first time such a find has been made, it looks unlikely that we’ll be able to make a real life Jurassic Park. Here’s why.

# insects - Friday 23 August, 2013

Wasp cuts bee in half during fight
# A Bug's Life
From The Daily Edge
# A Bug's Life

Wasp cuts bee in half during fight

Aug 23rd 2013, 12:16 PM 2,312 Views 5 Comments

Terrifying. As if wasps weren’t already bad enough.

# insects - Friday 9 August, 2013

8 creatures who are making your life hell at the moment
# Bug Off
From The Daily Edge
# Bug Off

8 creatures who are making your life hell at the moment

Aug 9th 2013, 1:00 PM 19,662 Views 94 Comments

Not everything the warm weather brings with it is welcome.

# insects - Monday 5 August, 2013

The secret to making tarantula taste good? Batter it.
# Bee Salad
# Bee Salad

The secret to making tarantula taste good? Batter it.

Aug 5th 2013, 11:30 AM 8,099 Views 44 Comments

Spiders not to your liking? You could enjoy a grasshopper shish kebab instead.

# insects - Sunday 4 August, 2013

Debunked: Do you really eat a dozen spiders in your sleep every year?
# True Or False
# True Or False

Debunked: Do you really eat a dozen spiders in your sleep every year?

Aug 4th 2013, 11:30 AM 28,249 Views 38 Comments

Maybe there are some arachnids clumsy enough to fall in.

# insects - Sunday 19 May, 2013

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas
# Bugged Out
# Bugged Out

USA on alert of invasion... from cicadas

May 19th 2013, 11:00 AM 9,586 Views 17 Comments

The cricket-like insects are overdue an invasion after 17 years – and have been seen amassing in two east coast states.

# insects - Monday 13 May, 2013

UN: People need to get their heads around eating insects
# Om Nom Nom
# Om Nom Nom

UN: People need to get their heads around eating insects

May 13th 2013, 5:59 PM 12,265 Views 57 Comments

Mmmmm. Stir-fried beetles.

# insects - Thursday 9 May, 2013

How insects' wings help engineers...
# Science
# Science

How insects' wings help engineers...

May 9th 2013, 7:30 AM 5,715 Views 2 Comments

Insects are one of the most successful groups of animals…so what can we learn from them?

# insects - Saturday 15 September, 2012

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...
# Bendy
# Bendy

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...

Sep 15th 2012, 7:30 AM 4,080 Views 9 Comments

…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.

# insects - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
# Mutation
# Mutation

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

Aug 14th 2012, 11:12 AM 7,402 Views 18 Comments

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.

# insects - Tuesday 31 July, 2012

Ant callouts 20 per cent higher this year
# Ant Attack
# Ant Attack

Ant callouts 20 per cent higher this year

Jul 31st 2012, 6:45 AM 5,369 Views 6 Comments

Rentokil has reported a 20 per cent increase in call-outs about ant infestations, with numbers of both red ants and common black garden ants on the rise.

# insects - Monday 5 March, 2012

Violin strings made from spun spider silk
# Spider Silk
From The Daily Edge
# Spider Silk

Violin strings made from spun spider silk

Mar 5th 2012, 10:20 AM 2,032 Views 5 Comments

A researcher in Japan has twisted together thousands of strands of spider silk to create string for a violin.

# insects - Friday 20 May, 2011

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs'
# US
# US

US farmers fear plague of 'stink bugs'

May 20th 2011, 11:14 AM 817 Views 0 Comments

The voracious insects have already decimated millions of dollars of crops in the States – and show no signs of stopping.

# insects - Wednesday 23 February, 2011

Average human eats 450g of insects a year
# Yuck
From The Daily Edge
# Yuck

Average human eats 450g of insects a year

Feb 23rd 2011, 2:31 PM 3,382 Views 0 Comments

But apparently that’s not a bad thing! Insects are high in protein, iron and zinc, says new Dutch research.