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New Anagnorisma Moth Species Discovered On Binaloud Mountain In Iran
2013-07-17 12:43:59

Pensoft Publishers Researchers described a new species of Noctuidae moth from Iran which is the fifth described species of the genus Anagnorisma. The new species A. chamrani has its name in honor of Dr. Mostafa Chamran (1932–1981), an Iranian scientist and defense minister. The study was published in the open access journal Zookeys. During an expedition at high altitude of above 2500 m of north-eastern Iran on a cold night in late summer 2012, a couple of undescribed...

2012-01-09 11:24:21

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." The Greenpeace Germany report, which was written by author Christoph Then of Testbiotech, offers a "surprisingly simplistic conclusion" regarding the spread of western bean cutworm over the last decade, according to the JIPM authors....

2009-05-06 16:40:38

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. Customs and Border Protection inspectors said they were present in unusual numbers. They were everywhere, said Luca Furnare, one of the inspectors. Usually you might actually see a few. But there were so many of them in this case they...


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2009-04-28 20:58:59

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...

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