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November 24, 2015

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November 24, 2015

Winter Season Reverses Outcome of Fruit Fly Reproduction

Nov. 24, 2015 — Male fruit flies could find their chances of fathering offspring radically reduced if they are last in the queue to mate with promiscuous females before winter arrives, according to new ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Farmers can maintain high yields and boost nature by signing up to a wildlife-friendly scheme, new research suggests. The research suggests that some government schemes designed to encourage farmers ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Spreading its wings over the sandhills and scrub of peninsular Florida, a moth species with immaculately white wings has remained unnoticed by science until a scientist set it apart from a very ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — New research on fossil galls -- abnormal plant growths caused, in this case, by tiny wasps -- helps reconstruct the local habitats of Southern California at the end of the last Ice ... read more

New Pest Management Resource for Hop Growers in the Northeast

Nov. 9, 2015 — Researchers have published an open-access article that should help hop farmers in the northeastern US to manage insect pests. The article provides a comprehensive assessment of hop pests and methods ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Accustomed to parasitising the eggs of spiders, a worldwide genus of wasps is represented by as few as 24 known representatives from India. Biologists have discovered five new species of them. ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — A review study about the role hair plays in collecting dirt on animals and insects and the roles it plays in helping to keep them clean. A honeybee and a squirrel have the same amount: 3 million. A ... read more

New Disease-Carrying Mosquito Arrives in British Columbia, Canada

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists are studying an invasive, disease-carrying mosquito, Aedes japonicus, after finding it for the first time in Western Canada. The mosquitoes could poise a significant hazard to health if ... read more

Nov. 6, 2015 — Research shows the adverse effects of a drug commonly administered to livestock, ivermectin, on populations of a key dung beetle in Mediterranean ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Wild pollinators are in decline across many parts of the world. To combat this, managed honey bees and bumblebees are frequently shipped in to provide valuable pollination services to crops. But does ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Little is known about the mechanisms that regulate the release of steroid hormones from endocrine tissues. The commonly accepted understanding, noted in textbooks, is that simple diffusion is at ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Wing color patterns of butterflies perform different signalling functions, from avoiding bird predators to attracting potential mates. Such conflicting natural and sexual selection pressures may ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — A new species of whirligig beetle is the first to be described in the United States since 1991. Whirligig beetles belong to the family Gyrinidae and are well known for their whirling swimming ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — A fossil sea urchin is the oldest of its kind, pushing back a fork in the sea urchin family tree by 10 million ... read more

Urban Environments Boost Pathogen Pressure on Honey Bees

Nov. 4, 2015 — Urban environments increase pathogen abundance in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and reduce honey bee survival, entomology researchers have found. The finding raises significant questions as urban areas ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — Researchers announce findings from the first-of-its-kind analysis on an invertebrate sight system. The research focused on eye growth during the larval stages of the Sunburst Diving Beetle - which ... read more

Entomologists Report on Benefits of Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments on Rice

Nov. 4, 2015 — Rice seeds that are pre-treated with neonicotinoid pesticides yield better than untreated crops and suffer less damage from rice water weevil, the most widely distributed and destructive early-season ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — In a study comparing physical traits of female and male monarchs, researchers found that although female monarchs have smaller wings and smaller flight muscles than males, their wings are thicker and ... read more

Nov. 3, 2015 — Asian citrus psyllids are loathed by orange farmers because they spread a pernicious foe: the bacteria Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus, which cause citrus greening, which turns the trees' ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Stealthy diseases sometimes trick plants by hijacking their defense signaling system, which issues an alarm that diverts plant resources for the wrong attack and allows the enemy pathogens to easily ... read more

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