Articles by

Jake Buehler

This praying mantis inflates a strange pheromone gland to lure mates

Praying mantises — with their angular features, huge eyes and centaur posture — often seem a bit...

Flamboyant fishes evolved an explosion of color as seas rose and fell

Fairy wrasses are swimming jewels, flitting and flouncing about coral reefs. The finger-length fishes’ brash, vibrant courtship...

Bee larvae drum with their butts, which may confuse predatory wasps

A light crackling sound floats above a field in northern Switzerland in late summer. Its source is...

A mountain lizard in Peru broke the reptilian altitude record

High in the Peruvian Andes, a lizard has claimed the title of world’s highest altitude reptile. The...

This ancient sea reptile had a slicing bite like no other

Shortly before a mass extinction ended the Age of Dinosaurs, a reptilian, barracuda-like carnivore with a mouth...

Monitor lizards’ huge burrow systems can shelter hundreds of small animals

Meters below the copper, sun-broiled dirt of northwestern Australia, an entire community hides in the dark. Geckos...