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June 29, 2015

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June 29, 2015

June 18, 2015 — This article is on the relationships between pesticides and row crops, farmers and beekeepers, and factors influencing honeybee ... read more

When 'Kill the Tsetse Fly, Kill the Disease' Doesn't Work

June 17, 2015 — In 1995, the World Health Organization estimated 60 million people in rural Africa were at risk of a disease known as "sleeping sickness." A researcher has been awarded approximately $1.1 ... read more

June 15, 2015 — A decline in bumble bee populations in Europe and North America has been documented in a number of recent publications. Meanwhile, little is known about bee populations in Alaska, where native bee ... read more

June 15, 2015 — Underground species of army ants are much less tolerant of high temperatures than their aboveground relatives -- and that difference in thermal tolerance could mean that many climate change models ... read more

How and Why Butterflies Survive Fires

June 12, 2015 — Deciding how often and when to use prescribed fire can be tricky, especially when managing for rare butterflies, scientists say. That realization stems from a new study in which researchers ... read more

June 11, 2015 — Using high-speed infrared cameras and robotic flowers, scientists have learned how the hawkmoth juggles the complex sensing and control challenges of seeing in the dark, hovering in mid-air and ... read more

June 10, 2015 — The way insects see and track their prey is being applied to a new robot under development, in the hopes of improving robot visual ... read more

June 10, 2015 — Acquiring a group of bacterial symbionts that are localized in the gut enabled firebugs to successfully exploit a food source that was previously inaccessible to them and led to the diversification ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A combination of drought, heat and insects is responsible for the death of more than 12 million trees in California, according to a new study. Researchers studying environmental factors contributing ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Eating bugs may not seem appetizing, but according to experts, insects are a sustainable alternative protein source with nutritional benefits that can't be ... read more

June 9, 2015 — After decades of effort, scientists are finally figuring out how insects develop resistance to environmentally friendly farming practices -- such as crop rotation-- that are designed to kill them. ... read more

June 9, 2015 — A new species of leafmining moth has been discovered and described from grapevines in Western Cape. A new study looks into the morphology and biology of the potential ... read more

Light Trap Lures More Mosquitoes, Fewer Bugs You Don’t Need to Kill

June 9, 2015 — Scientists find a light trap that captures more mosquitoes so mosquito control officials can save time and money in their spraying ... read more

What Do Walnuts Smell Like? Using Aroma to Control Pests

June 8, 2015 — Walnut aromas will allow walnut pests to be controlled and the use of pesticides to be reduced, researchers have discovered. The outcome of the research is that the team has identified the aromas ... read more

June 5, 2015 — The miniscule and the massive have been bridged in an effort to better understand the mechanisms behind several unique features of fruit fly genes. Some of these genes also shed light on the ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new study of New York state apple orchards finds that pesticides harm wild bees, and fungicides labeled 'safe for bees' also indirectly may threaten native ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Scientists have succeeded in visualizing the immediate wound or herbivory responses in plants. They used Arabidopsis thaliana plants that produce a special protein which breaks down after the binding ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Scientists have undertaken to map the neural circuitry involved in the conversion of olfactory inputs into navigational behaviors in the fruit fly larva. The work is a new example on how systems ... read more

June 3, 2015 — If there were an international smelling bee, a deadly mite would be a favorite to win. New research has revealed that Varroa mites, the most-serious threat to honeybees worldwide, are infiltrating ... read more

Varroa Destructor Mite Mimics Two Types of Bee

June 3, 2015 — The parasitic bee mite Varroa destructor, which can mimic the chemical composition of its host's cuticle, is also capable of adapting this composition according to the bee species that it ... read more

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