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worker honeybee

BEE COLD CASE  Just what caused sudden disappearances of honeybees (a worker bee shown) about a decade ago is still a matter of scientific debate.

OLDEST MOTH SCALE  A tiny insect scale from an ancient lagoon (left) may be one of the earliest fossil signs of  the evolutionary branch of moths and butterflies. Comparisons with modern scales (right) identified it.

pelican spider

WELL PRESERVED  Eriauchenius milajaneae is a new species of pelican spider discovered by arachnologist Hannah Wood, who named it after her daughter “in the hope that one day she will go to Andohahela [National Park in Madagascar] to find this spider,” Wood writes in a new paper describing 18 new species.

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