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Rare Insect Mating Fossil
2013-11-07 13:25:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the journal PLOS One say they have found the oldest fossil of insects caught in the act of mating. Scientists have very limited knowledge of mating position and genitalia orientation in ancient insects because fossil records are scarce. However, the latest discovery helps broaden the picture of how ancient bugs did it, adding more data to help scientists study the early stages of evolution. “Mating behaviors...

New Information On An Elusive Green Cicada
2013-09-13 12:54:17

Entomological Society of America For nearly 80 years, the North American cicada Okanagana viridis has received little attention in scientific literature, but a new article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America provides the first notes on the song and ecology of this elusive species, and updates its known range. O. viridis is unusual in a large genus of 60 otherwise arid- or cold-adapted, mostly western U.S. species, in that it is found in the temperate deciduous southern...

Endemic Species Of Remarkable Fulgoromorpha In Iran
2013-08-01 10:51:00

Pensoft Publishers In terms of biodiversity richness, Iran is considered as an extremely complex area with wide ranges in the extremes of altitude, climate and temperature. The high biodiversity of the Iranian fauna is also the result of its location and the influences of four ecozones from North, South and South East. The rather high number of recorded endemic species of Fulgoromorpha in Iran indicates a high potential for speciation in some areas. More than 200 species of...

2013-05-30 20:20:35

Researchers Trying to Make an Artificial Cicada for Underwater Communication to Present their Work on June 3 at ICA 2013 Montreal Acoustical Meeting WASHINGTON, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the bugs that achieve the mantle of summer pest, cicadas are perhaps the most curious. They don't sting, they don't bite, they don't buzz around your head, they taste good in chocolate, but as the drowning din of the 17-year brood this summer will remind: we would love them less...

2013-05-22 23:15:54

A New Jersey-based pest control company is now offering services to help residents and businesses defend against this year´s cicada emergence. Tinton Falls, NJ (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 Officials with Alliance Commercial Pest Control (http://alliancepestservices.com) announced today that its cicada services are now in full effect due to the fact that 2013 is the year that the cicada cycle emerges. “The cicada emerges in 17 year cycles and this is the year that they will emerge, so...

2012-01-05 12:38:37

To prevent devastating insect pest outbreaks in rice that cause millions of dollars of damage, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has called for a ban on certain insecticides in rice production as part of its new Action plan to reduce planthopper damage to rice crops in Asia. At a conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, IRRI brought together leaders in the rice industry to advance towards a “greener game plan” to manage brown planthoppers, which, without exaggeration, are...

2011-11-08 15:08:18

A list of 235 planthoppers from Iran is recorded along with distribution data. This list is based on previous studies on Iranian Auchenorrhyncha during last 100 years. In addition to the latest species names for any record, new combinations and the transferring one species at family level is proposed. The study was published in the open access journal Zookeys. Planthoppers are studied relatively little, but are both economically important (they cause reduced crop yield through their...

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2009-08-15 07:45:00

Some common life forms, like cicadas, depend on complex symbiotic relationships with specialized microbes to produce essential nutrients John McCutcheon remembers the song of the cicada--the loudest song in the insect world--as the sound track to countless summer hours spent playing outside his childhood home in Rockford, Ill. So when McCutcheon, a molecular biologist at the University of Arizona, recently heard cicadas singing outside of his Tucson office, he again took notice--but this time...

2009-08-11 09:23:26

Cicadas - better known for providing the soundtrack of our hot summer are remarkably interesting animals, they are the longest living insects "“ 17 years for some species "“ but spent 99% of this time underground to then emerge for a few weeks, reproduce and finally die. Now a study of north-African and Mediterranean cicadas by scientists in Portugal and the UK uncover yet more interesting data on the group by revealing that these species although differentiated by their mating...

2008-07-09 18:00:05

By Emily Canal, Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. Jul. 9--SANDWICH -- Talk about lemonade out of lemons: Katheryn Maloney and Brady Cullinan made jewels out of this summer's cicada swarm. Yesterday, amid the tents of baked goods and vegetables at the Sandwich Farmers Market at Oakcrest Cove Field off Quaker Meetinghouse Road, their table featured earrings and necklaces made with colored beads, sea glass and dead bugs. The business partners, both 17, residents of Sandwich and seniors...


Latest Auchenorrhyncha Reference Libraries

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2005-07-13 10:21:01

The froghoppers are a group of Homopteran insects, in the Aphrophoridae, Cercopidae, Cixiidae, Delphacidae, Dictyopharidae, Issidae, Tettigometridae and other related families. They are best known for the larval stage, which produces a protective cover of frothed-up plant sap resembling spit; the larvae are often known as spittlebugs or cuckoo spit. There are many species, a few being serious agricultural pests. The insects pierce plants and suck sap causing more or less damage.

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