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Entomologists described Scaptia beyonceae, a new golden-haired “diva of flies.”

Estimated number of genetically modified mosquitoes released since 2012 to combat dengue and chikungunya:

70,000,000

Florida state officials announced plans to patrol Palm Beach County four to six times a month in order to kill five-foot-long lizards that are presumed to be responsible for a drop in the population of feral cats and the disappearance of a number of Dachshund puppies.

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