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By Graef, Alicia Controversial Measures to Save the Nation's Ash Trees Hundreds of Chinese wasps, each no larger than a sesame seed, were released in Michigan last summer in the latest effort by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to control the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).
By Sid Mullis Today I want to discuss a couple of problems you may be experiencing in your landscape. Sooty mold can be bad this time of year. The black, sooty fungus can be on a variety of ornamental plants such as crape myrtles and gardenias.
When Dr. Richard Harrington purchased a fossilized insect on the Web auction site eBay for Â£20, he was surprised to find that it contained the remains of a previously unknown species of aphid.
Aphids are emerging as sentinels of climate change, researchers at BBSRC-supported Rothamsted Research have shown.
By Greeley Tribune, Colo. Jul. 18--U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., has secured nearly $3 million for Colorado State University projects as part of the fiscal year 2009 Agriculture Appropriations bill.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BCT) reports that insufficient numbers of suitable flowers may be driving bumblebees to feed on the sugary secretions of aphids instead.
The crazy Rasberry ants are marching. Hundreds, thousands, millions, billions of them are charging through Houston in a near-unstoppable zig-zagging insect army intent on making homes, yards and lives a living hill.
For pea aphids, the ability to go forth and multiply can depend on a single gene, according to new research.
Like a bloodsucking mosquito, the hemlock woolly adelgid plunges its needle-like mouth deep into the branches of hemlock trees and slowly sucks out the nutrients.
It's going to take a lot of money to combat a tiny bug that's attacking eastern Kentucky's hemlock trees, forestry officials warned Thursday.
Aphids or greenfly, plant lice (superfamily Aphidoidea) are small plant-feeding insects (1 to 10 mm). Of the 4,000 species of known aphids (distributed in 10 families), around 250 are serious pests for agriculture and forestry as well as an annoyance for gardeners. Natural predators include ladybirds, hoverfly larvae and lacewings. Aphids have two compound eyes and two ocular tubercles made up of 3 lenses, each of which is located behind and above the compound eyes. They have 2 tarsal...
The soldier beetles (Cantharidae) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles. They are closely related to the Lampyridae, or firefly family. Some are important predators of aphids during their brief adulthood.
Flower-flies (also known as hover-flies) are a family of flies (Diptera), with the scientific name of "Syrphidae". As their names suggests, they are most often seen around flowers. The adults feed mainly on nectar and pollen, while the larvae (maggots) eat a wide range of foods. In certain species, the larvae are saprophytes, eating decaying plant and animal matter in the soil or in ponds and streams. In others, the larvae are insectivores and prey on aphids, thrips, and other...
Ladybirds, also known as ladybugs or lady beetles are a family, Coccinellidae ("little sphere"), of beetles. The name is thought to allude to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Catholic faith. Ladybirds are found worldwide, with over 4,500 species described - more than 450 native to North America alone. Ladybirds are small insects, ranging from 1 mm to 10 mm (0.04 to 0.4 inches), and are usually yellow, orange, or red with small black spots on their carapace, and black legs, head and feelers. As...
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