Flowery diets help predatory insects help farmers keep pests in check

Syrphids on Chamomile. Credit: University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science Predatory insects have been shown to live longer when they have access to nectar and pollen, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen. Thus, flowers don’t just benefit insects, they help farmers farm sustainably. Predatory insects are skilled pest […]

Jaguar kills another predatory cat in never-before-seen footage

A sleek, spotted ocelot slinks down to a watering hole for a drink, when suddenly, a jaguar leaps from the shadows and bites down on the small cat’s neck. Scientists captured footage of this unusual attack in the Maya Biosphere Reserve of Guatemala in March 2019; they recently described the rare predator-on-predator interaction in a […]