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Researchers described a new species of Noctuidae moth from Iran which is the fifth described species of the genus Anagnorisma.
An article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of Integrated Pest Management (JIPM) refutes claims by Greenpeace Germany that the western bean cutworm (WBC), Striacosta albicosta (Smith), is "a new plant pest" that was "caused by genetically engineered corn."
Agricultural inspectors say a shipment of Chinese fencing infested with caterpillars led to other invasive pests in U.S. imports from the same supplier. The caterpillars were discovered several months ago at the port of Seattle, the Seattle Times reported.
The Agrotis infusa or Bogong moth is a species of nocturnal moth that in spring will swarm in great numbers around public buildings in Canberra, Australia. They are commonly found in Southern parts of Australia featuring a wingspan of one and three quarters inches and are brown or black in color with stout bodies covered with long thick scales. Larvae are often called cutworms and feed on a variety of plants of which they "cut" pieces and carry them back to their burrows for food. Adult...