Wax Worms

Wax worms usually feed on beeswax (hence their name) but according to this new study, they’re not averse to polyethylene either (Credit: César Hernández/CSIC)

Plastic bags are a bane of modern life. People around the world use a trillion of them every year, and while scientists have been trying all sorts of ways to tackle the plastic waste problem, nature might have a simpler solution: a common pest known as the wax worm.​ [ Read More ]