Akito Kawahara

tiger beetle sits atop a scientist's fingers

Tiger beetles: fierce hunters, fast movers

Tiger beetles are jewel-toned insects that run so fast, they have to stop to see where they’re going. These long-legged beetles are fierce predators that use th...
comparing butterfly wings

Worker bees behind the scenes

Lab technicians instrumental in daily research operations As a vegan and animal lover, lab technician Samantha Epstein had always envisioned a future working w...
hawkmoth specimen

The evolution of hawkmoths’ sonar jamming

A new study shows hawkmoths, including this species belonging to the subtribe choerocampine, produces ultrasound as a defense mechanism against bats. Florida M...