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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

July 27, 2015 — A previously unknown species of insect living has been discovered living within reach of Australian suburbia. A researcher investigated the insect responsible for bush coconuts in South East ... read more

July 20, 2015 — An international team conducted a research into the two parasitoid wasp genera Microplitis and Snellenius, concluding that although sometimes indistinguishable in practice, the two taxa are actually ... read more

Basketmakers' Tradition of Storing Black Ash Logs in Water Effective in Killing Emerald Ash Borer

July 17, 2015 — Working with artisans from the Match-e-be-nash-she-wish Band of Potawatomi Indians of Michigan near Gun Lake, Mich., American scientists tested the traditional practice of storing black ash logs ... read more

July 16, 2015 — In malaria-endemic regions, humans are often infected repeatedly with the Plasmodium parasite. Little is known about possible co-infection and its consequences in the Anopheles mosquitoes that ... read more

July 15, 2015 — A team of Japanese scientists found and described a new species of scarab beetle from Cambodia. The beetle was named after Venus -- the Roman goddess of beauty and love -- to complement a previously ... read more

July 14, 2015 — A new research study reveals some interesting findings about the economic impact of bed bugs on the hotel ... read more

July 9, 2015 — In the most comprehensive study ever conducted of the impacts of climate change on critical pollinators, scientists have discovered that global warming is rapidly shrinking the area where bumblebees ... read more

July 9, 2015 — When plants advertise for pollinators they frequently also attract herbivores. Scientists have demonstrated in field trials that the flowers of the coyote tobacco Nicotiana attenuata are able to ... read more

Spawning Frequency Regulates Species Population Networks on Coral Reefs

July 8, 2015 — Releasing larvae more often is beneficial for a species' network, new research on tropical coral reef ecosystems shows. The study on reproductive strategies is critical to assess the ... read more

July 8, 2015 — The decline of honey bees has been a major concern globally for the past decade. One of the factors that could be contributing to the decline is the use of insecticides -- specifically neonicotinoids ... read more

Recent Agricultural Pest Stems from One Fly Generation's Big Genetic Shift, Evolution Study Finds

July 8, 2015 — The genes of a fruit fly that has plagued American apple producers for more than 150 years is the result of an extremely rapid evolutionary change, a new study ... read more

'Bee Soup' Could Help Understand Declines, Test Remedies

July 5, 2015 — It may sound counter-intuitive, but crushing up bees into a 'DNA soup' could help conservationists understand and even reverse their decline, according to scientists. New research shows ... read more

Infection With Wolbachia Bacteria Curbs Fighting Among Fruit Flies

July 2, 2015 — Male fruit flies infected with the bacterium, Wolbachia, are less aggressive than those not infected, according to research. This is the first time bacteria have been shown to influence ... read more

July 2, 2015 — An infestation of speck-sized Varroa destructor mites can wipe out an entire colony of honey bees in two to three years if left untreated. Pesticides help beekeepers rid their hives of these ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Mosquitoes transmit malaria, West Nile virus and chikungunya virus. Monitoring these insects is critical to understanding when and where to control them and lessen the risk of human disease. Insect ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Emerald ash borers have no trouble reproducing themselves, as they have now spread through half the United States, but duplicating effective emerald ash borer decoys is not quite as easy. Now, ... read more

July 1, 2015 — A new study looks at how leaf litter in water influences the abundance of Culex pipiens mosquitoes, which can transmit West Nile virus to humans, domestic animals, birds and other ... read more

Virus-Carrying Mosquitoes Are More Widespread Than Ever, and Spreading

June 30, 2015 — Scientists behind the first global distribution maps of two species of dengue and chikungunya-carrying mosquitoes warn they are spreading to new areas where they could cause ... read more

June 29, 2015 — The brown marmorated stink bug has a bad reputation. Every summer, this pest attacks crops and invades homes, causing both sizable economic losses and a messy, smelly nuisance. A new study by ... read more

Tracking Genetic Arms Race Between Humans, Mosquitoes

June 25, 2015 — Individual populations of mosquitoes are under strong evolutionary pressure from humans and their environment, a new study ... read more

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