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Predatory beetles can detect the unique alarm signal released by ants that are under attack by parasitic flies, and the beetles use those overheard conversations to guide their search for safe egg-laying sites on coffee bushes.
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Long thought to produce only one generation of tree-killing offspring annually, some populations of mountain pine beetles now produce two generations per year, dramatically increasing the potential for the bugs to kill lodgepole and ponderosa pine trees.
Dung beetles are important to healthy cattle pasture ecosystems as they provide for nutrient recycling, removal of waste products from the soil surface and assist in the reduction of pestiferous flies.
A ladybird's color indicates how well-fed and how toxic it is, according to an international team of scientists. Research led by the Universities of Exeter and Liverpool directly shows that differences between animals' warning signals reveal how poisonous individuals are to predators.
An alien predator in Europe is leading to a rapid decline of a native ladybugs in Britain, Belgium and Switzerland.
The research program AQUA Palawana has been exploring the unique freshwater biodiversity of the Philippine Island and biosphere reserve of Palawan for more than a decade.
The fossil beetle discovered in the 16-23 million years old sediments of the Irtysh River in southern Siberia belongs to the modern species Helophorus sibiricus, a member of the water scavenger beetles (Hydrophiloidea).
CSIRO research has revealed that the tremendous diversity of ladybird beetle species is linked to their ability to produce larvae which, with impunity, poach members of â€˜herdsâ€™ of tiny, soft-bodied scale insects from under the noses of the aggressive ants that tend them.
New findings of researchers from Tel-Aviv University show that predator-prey interactions between ground beetles of the genus Epomis and amphibians are much more complex than expected.
The South American Scarab Dung Beetle (Oxysternon conspicillatum) is a species of dung beetle of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea. Most Scarab beetles are known as true dung beetles as they feed mainly on feces. Dung beetles live in many different habitats, including desert, farmland, forest, and grasslands. They do not like extremely cold or dry weather. This beetle species is trimorphic (able to produce up to three different types of males). Each male has different forms of body weaponry...
The Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) is native to China and Korea where it causes widespread destruction of poplar, willow, elm, and maple throughout vast areas of eastern Asia. Asian longhorned beetles are big, showy insects: shiny and coal black with white spots. Adults are about 1 inch (2.5 cm) long. On their head is a pair of very long antennae that are alternately ringed in black and white. The antennae are longer than the insect's body. An invasive species in...
In the eastern U.S. and Canada, the Bessbug (Passalidae) is a very large beetle measuring roughly 1 inch (2.5 cm) both as an adult and a larva, that feeds on rotting wood. It has a "horn" on the dorsal head. They are highly subsocial beetles that care for the young; they prepare food for them and help the larvae construct the pupal case. Fourteen acoustical signals are known for the family, more than many vertebrates. Adults produce sound by rubbing the upper surface of the abdomen against...
Cucujiformia is an infraorder of Polyphagan beetles, representing the vast majority of plant eating beetles. The infraorder contains six superfamilies: Lymexylidae (ship-timber beetles) Cleroidea (checkered beetles, bark-gnawing beetles and soft winged flower beetles) Cucujoidea (31 families that includes ladybirds, fungus beetles and bark beetles) Tenebrionoidea (also Heteromera) (30 families including blister beetles and ant-like beetles) Chrysomeloidea (4 families including...
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.
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