Scientists are worried about Western monarch butterflies and are trying to understand why they're struggling. To answer their questions, they're asking people in the western US to send in any pictures of monarchs they take this spring.
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A strange looking insect known as a treehopper has been given an unusual name by Brendan Morris, who's training as an entomologist. He called the insect Kaikaia gaga - after the singing star Lady Gaga.
Like many places in Eastern Africa, Pakistan has been suffering from an invasion of locusts since last year. Recently, an unusual plan for helping Pakistan was considered, but dropped - sending in 100,000 ducks to eat the locusts.
In today's news roundup, locusts continue to spread through East Africa, the world's richest man gives $10 billion to fight the climate crisis, and Ontario's new license plates are nearly impossible to read at night.
Huge swarms of locusts are attacking farms and fields in the East African countries of Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia. Billions of insects are moving through the area, destroying crops in the worst locust invasion in years.
Saharan silver ants are the world's fastest ant. Scientists from the University of Ulm in Germany recently studied these amazing insects to learn how they're able to move so fast.
In today's news roundup, Texas struggles after Tropical Storm Imelda, the Rugby World Cup opens in Japan, a company promotes a chair you can wear, and a high school finds bedbugs in its iPads.
In today's news roundup, the second Democratic debate will only have 10 people, Karachi struggles with swarms of flies, Greta Thunberg arrives in the US, and Barcelona's police offer cover-up kits to swimmers who have lost their clothes.
Huge swarms of locusts have been attacking farms and fields on the Italian island of Sardinia. Millions of the insects have blanketed parts of the island, completely destroying farms.
Last Tuesday night, people working at the National Weather Service in San Diego, California were puzzled by a strange shape on their radar screens. The unusual cloud turned out to be a massive swarm of ladybugs.