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Sawfly larva Nematus spiraeae. By raising its abdomen, the insect stays ready to emit defensive volatiles upon harassment. Photo: Jean-Luc Boevé
23/09/2021

Insect defensive chemicals translated into sounds

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Reinout Verbeke

Researchers have translated odours emitted by insects to defend themselves against predators into sounds. This allowed them to compare the effect of such odorous cocktails on predators with the effect of sounds on humans.

Mussels in the collections of the RBINS. (c) Thierry Backeljau, RBINS
21/09/2021

Belgian mussels developed stronger shells

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian mussels have developed stronger shells over the last hundred years. More calcareous shells protect them better from crabs’ claws and seagulls’ beaks. These predators have increased significantly in number during the last fifty years.

Book 'Insectes du Monde'
16/07/2021

Taxonomists publish 'Insect Bible'

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Reinout Verbeke

Experts have assembled 1.848 pages of knowledge about all insect orders in a new two-volume book: Les Insectes du Monde (in French). The first part is a practical guide to determine the different insect groups, while the second volume features illustrations.

Toxicodryas vexator (photo: Konrad Mebert)
10/06/2021

Six New Snake Species Described

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Reinout Verbeke

Biologist Olivier Pauwels has described six new snake species. Two of them live in trees in Central Africa, three others on limestone hills in Thailand and another one near mountain rivers in the north of South-East Asia and the south of China.

Chimpanzé regarde dans le camera
31/03/2021

New Population of Eastern Chimpanzees Discovered in Remote Congolese Mountain Forests

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Reinout Verbeke

A Belgian-Congolese research team has discovered and documented a community of eastern chimpanzees in three small mountain forests in eastern Congo, near Lake Albert.

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