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Enticed By A Chemical Tease, Female Beetles Are Rewarded With A Nuptial Gift To Protect The Next Generation
...hey seek a mate. In one species, the fire-colored beetle
Neopyrochroa flabellata, the male entices the fema... more of the chemical is transferred to the female beetle
in the mating male's sperm package. And she, in turn, bestows the chemical on her eggs, which are p...
Southern Pine Beetle Reaching Outbreak Levels In North Florida
...milton and Madison counties, where thetree-killing beetle
has invaded several pine plantations. Forest owner...e killer." The most effective way to eradicate the beetle
under outbreak conditions isto remove infested pines, an approach that requires the cooperation -- a...
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
University Park, Pa. -- A beetle
infestation near Lake Tahoe, Nev.,may lead to a be...son for the sudden interest in this area is a bark beetle
infestationin the Lake Tahoe Basin. The insects have killed or damaged large standsof wood, which po...
Asian Beetle, New In This Country, Threatens Brooklyn's Shade Trees
...nghorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, a large beetle
that is attacking Brooklyn's horsechestnut and Nor...ern sections of China, this is the first time this beetle
has been seen outside of Asia, said E. Richard Hoebeke, Cornell senior extension associate and assis...
Bog Beetle, Misidentified For 85 Years, Is 'Discovered' At Cornell
...collections for at least 85 years, this Ithaca bog beetle
waited to be discovered. Now, thanks to Cornell U...s, not only has it been 'discovered,' but this bog beetle
now has an official name: Platynus indecentis. In August 1995, Kipling W. Will, a graduate student i...
SFU Researcher Fools Forest Pest Into 'Barking Up The Wrong Tree'
...s, Huber has been studying how two species of bark beetle
- the Douglas fir beetle
and the mountain pine beetle
- find the trees they need to survive in a mixed forest environment. Th...
Tiger Beetles Go Blind At High Speeds
... now, scientists have had no idea why this type of beetle
attacks its food in fits and starts. The answer is...p-and-go chase patterns are unusual, but the tiger beetle
is unique. In the midst of hot pursuit, it stops three or four times to reorient itself toward the ...
Butterfly Wings, Beetle Horns Teach Biologists Basic Lesson In Development's Laws
...e scarab dung beetles, the researcherstreated male beetle
larvae with a hormone known to decrease size of th...enlargedcompound eyes. In another set of beetle
experiments, the researchers selectively bredbeetles that had either long or short horns. After seve...
USDA Researchers Prepare A New Trap For The Potato Beetle
...rgest crop. A new study indicates that the potato beetle
isstrongly attracted to the odor released by potato plants that have been chewedby caterpillars and carry the saliva of the larvae. Building on workpreviously conducted at the USDA, in which researchers identified andsynthesized the chemicals in th...
Third Annual Awards For Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Recognize Innovations
...ehighly selective for destructive caterpillars and beetle
grubs, and thus poselittle risk to other organisms from honeybees to humans. An independent panel of technical experts chose the winners as demonstratingpractical as well as innovative ways to significantly reduce pollution at itssources. The panel ...
Clever Chemistry Protects Beetle Babies
... of six authors of the Science article. "This beetle
pupa does the same thing, creating hundreds of det...e large ring.With no other defenses than this, the beetle
pupae are rarely disturbed. Hungryants, for example, are quickly repulsed by the pupal chemicals an...
Jurassic Beetle: CSIRO Entomologist Discovers Living Fossil
...was a thrill: the delicate bronze-and-white spiny beetle
glittering in the light of his microscope was a l...formed one vast landmass, known as Pangaea. The beetle
is from the family Omma , and its species is entirely new to science. So far, only two specimens ...
Common Cannibals, A New Study Examines The Role That Intraspecific Predation Plays In Determining The Dynamics Of A Population
...er studies have also drawn conclusions about flour beetle
cannibalism. Butthis most recent study is the fir..., the dynamic effects ofcannibalism for this flour beetle
species," said Benoit. "These experimentsprovide a direct test of the role of cannibalism in a long...
A Mother's Love? New UD Theory Explains Why Good Insect Moms Risk Death To Save Their Only Children
...try over them, Tallamy says. TheBrazilian tortoise beetle
( Acromis sparsa ) perches atop her symmetricallyarranged larvae, which wave feces to repel ravenous intruders. While such parental care is relatively rare among insects, Tallamy speculatesthat some 5,000 species-among an estimated 25 to 30 million s...
Invading Beetle Threatens Canada's Pine Forests
A European beetle
that arrived in North America in the ballasts of s...pines. Six native parasites as well as some native beetle
species will attackthis voracious insect but they don't appear to be major threats to the foreignbee...
Scientists discover beetle that cures water fern menace
...ys andsuffocating lakes. They have isolated a tiny beetle
stenopelmus rufinasus that will eatthe weed known as Azolla filiculoides and clear dams and lakes withouthurting any other plants or animal life. Mr Andrew McConnachie, a postgraduate Zoology student and hissupervisor, Dr Marcus Byrne, received fina...
Forest fires a burning issue
...ects, e.g. sooty blackflatheaded borer, thecarabid beetle
Agonum quadripunctatum, and the longhorn beetle
Acmaeopsseptentrionis will beattracted to the incinerated area. In turn, several species of threaten...
UF research ties homosexual behavior in beetle to evolution
...ural selection may explainhomosexual behavior in a beetle
that preys on citrus in South Florida. An article about the research co-authored by an Israeli researcher and aUniversity of Florida professor is scheduled to appear in the Oct. 21 edition ofthe journal Nature. Ally R. Harari, a resea...
Poachers also disupt plants
...ed from heavily poached sites. Poaching increased beetle
predation of dispersed seeds: beetles ate up to 10% of seeds at protected sites and about 40% at poached sites. Poaching decreased rodent predation of dispersed seeds: rodents ate up to 99% at protected sites and only 4% at heavily poached sites....
International trade imperils U.S. plants, animals and crops
...asting on hardwood trees in the Northeast. "This beetle
came over from China in wood packaging material and is destroying street trees in several cities in the East," she said. "It has a very wide host range and, while it is currently feasting on a variety of maple species, it has the potential to expand ...
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