According to researchers, modern primates, including humans, are still able to digest insects as well as our ancestors did. The CHIA gene allows us to digest an insect's exoskeleton, researchers report.
An eLife study reveals mantis shrimps have mushroom bodies in the brains. A key player in memory and learning in insects, mushroom bodies have not previously been identified in crustaceans. Researchers believe their finding could shed light on how brain structures evolved in arthropods.
Researchers are studying hunting behaviors in various flying insects to determine how their visual systems influence their attack strategy.