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Giant Water Bug Stalks and Devours Fish

Insects are pretty low on the food chain, but there are some bugs that turn the tables, making meals out of other animals like fish and amphibians. Full story

How Spiderweb's Shocking Charge Captures Prey

Spiders may trap unsuspecting prey by sucking them in using electrostatic attraction, new research suggests. Full story

Eating Insects Will Help Feed Hungry World, UN Says

NEW YORK — The problem is familiar: How to feed a growing world population. Now, a few people have offered a solution that may sound strange, at least to Western ears: Eat insects. Full story

Video Game Tech Steers Cyborg Cockroach

Scientists are harnessing the power of motion-based gaming technology to drive cyborg cockroaches on autopilot, envisioning a future where the intrepid insects could be wired to survey a disaster zone. Full story

Un-bee-lievable: This wasp nest is larger than man

   See an insect expert in Florida face the largest yellow jacket nest he’s ever seen, measuring over six and a half feet tall and nearly eight feet wide. WFLA’s Jeff Patterson reports.

Beetles, housefly larvae open new frontier in animal feed sector

PARIS (Reuters) - French start-up company Ynsect has identified a cheap, nourishing and locally sourced alternative to soybeans as a vital source of protein in animal feed. The clue is in its name. Full story

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  Insects make a nutritious snack, UN says

A report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says insects should be considered a nutritious alternative to other forms of protein such as chicken and pork. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Insects get nano-suits for closer look

Scientists dip insects in a chemical solution to create nano-suits that protect them during close-up observations using electron microscopes. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Insect residents to move in to French landmark

The French National Assembly will soon be welcoming some special insects into its building in Paris. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.

  Eeew! Scores of ‘box elder bugs’ invade town

A small town in Utah has been plagued by an influx of insects known as “box elder bugs” in bigger numbers than people there have ever seen. TODAY’s Natalie Morales reports.

  Summer means creepy crawlers

With the unofficial start of summer upon us. NBC’s Thanh Truong reports on the early arrival of insects of all shapes, sizes and varied levels of creepiness.

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