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New Wasp Species Found In 1930s Field Box
2013-03-19 04:49:57

A new study describes nine new species of extremely rare Mayrellinid wasps. Mayrellinids are under-represented in museum collections with most species being known from only a single specimen.

2010-09-28 18:37:19

A black, two-millimeter-long wasp from East Africa is helping wage war on one of its own kind—the Erythrina gall wasp, an invasive species that's decimated Hawaii's endemic wiliwili (Erythrina sandwicensis) and introduced coral bean trees (Erythrina spp.).

2006-03-07 07:31:36

State officials are hoping to save Hawaii's native wiliwili tree with a bug found in eastern Africa.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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