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2012-04-15 23:00:32

The ease of use of applying the non-toxic powder to lawn or carpet is explained and can be done by the homeowner in less than a minute. (PRWEB) April 14, 2012 Killing roaches does not have to be time-consuming or full of toxic chemicals. Planet Amazing explains in a new report how to apply the non-toxic powder that is safe for plants, pets and people, and it can be done easily by the homeowner in less than a minute. The annoying and dirty gernan cockroach can be killed and all german...

2012-04-07 23:03:09

Pet flea collars alone are sometimes not enough to correct the situation, and Planet Amazing has a low-cost natural non-toxic flea treatment called Flea Shredder that can help. Even then, it might be time to call an animal control person. (PRWEB) April 06, 2012 Flea infestations are annoying and expensive says Planet Amazing researcher Justin Douglas. What people may not realize is that left untreated, flea infestations can grow in the yard and the home to massive levels, with literally...

2012-03-15 07:00:00

With the onset of spring, VetDepot recommends monthly flea protection for pets to prevent a serious flea infestation. Encinitas, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Spring is almost here. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and unfortunately for many pet owners- fleas are beginning to come out in full force. Although year-round flea protection is the best way to prevent flea infestations, protection during the spring and summer months is especially crucial. Fleas are not only...

Dinosaurs Carried Monster Fleas
2012-03-01 05:55:17

Researchers have come across the fossils of gigantic fleas in China. Diying Huang of the Nanjing Institute of Geology told the Associated Press (AP) they were lucky to come across the specimens. The fleas were discovered in a Chinese fossil market where they discovered they came from Daohugou in northeastern China, where a fossil bed from 165 million years was discovered. The fossil bed preserved the fleas in a brownish film of volcanic ash with grains of rock so fine that the most minute...

2012-02-21 05:00:00

Leading Online Pet Store, Online Pet Accessories, announces its distribution of Frontline Plus in order to control flea infestation as the warm weather and flea season arrives. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012 Online Pet Accessories, the leading pet shop in Australia, has announced its release and distribution of Frontline Plus for all of its current and prospective clients, in light of the expected problems that the increased rainfall in the country will be bringing to its inhabitants. According...

2012-01-12 11:30:46

An international team of scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Oxford in the UK, University of Sydney (Australia), Aarhus University (Denmark) and Massey University (New Zealand) based their research on the ground beetle, Anchomenus dorsalis, a well-known garden insect that feasts on slugs, aphids, moths, beetle larvae and ants. The team collected female beetles from the wild and split them into two groups in the laboratory. Half of the beetles were offered a choice of foods, some...

2011-12-19 16:17:35

A North Carolina State University discovery of the unique chemical composition of a cockroach signal — a "Let's hook up" sex pheromone emitted by certain female wood cockroaches to entice potential mates — could have far-ranging benefits, including improved conservation of an endangered woodpecker. Dr. Coby Schal, Blanton J. Whitmire Professor of Entomology at NC State and the corresponding author of a paper describing the discovery, says that the study, published the week of...

Image 1 - Ancient Moths Reveal Wing Colors
2011-11-16 07:58:25

New research is allowing scientists to learn what the colors of fossilized moths would have been. Maria McNamara, a paleobiologist and postdoctoral researcher at Yale University was examining fossils from oil shale in Germany when she came across the remains of several moth species, all belonging to a group called lepidopterans, which also includes butterflies. “Until now, we had no idea what colors ancient moths and butterflies had,” McNamara relates to Stephanie Pappas of...

2011-11-01 15:26:51

When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how — and whether — blow flies survive when buried underground during their development. It´s an advance that will help forensic investigators understand how long a body may have been left above ground before being buried — or possibly whether remains were moved from one grave to another. “Blow flies are probably the most important insects to forensic...


Latest Insects Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 09:12:45

A caterpillar is the larval form of a lepidopteran (a member of the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). Caterpillars are characterized by their long segmented bodies and many sets of "legs". They eat voracious leaf eaters and grow rapidly, During growth the caterpillar will shed its skin four to five times before pupating into its adult form. Caterpillars have six true legs (being hexapods) on the thorax, up to four pairs of prolegs on the middle segments of the abdomen, and...

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2005-09-08 14:31:33

The Dragonfly is an insect belonging to the Order Odonata and suborder Anisoptera. It is characterized by large multi-faceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. The dragonfly's diet consists typically of mosquitoes, midges and other small insects like flies, bees, and butterflies. They can be found around lakes, ponds, streams, and wetlands because their larvae (known as nymphs) are aquatic. Dragonflies do not bite or sting humans. Instead they are valued...

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2005-09-08 12:23:38

PHOTO CAPTION: Eriothrix rufomaculata (Photo taken by Keith Edkins) The tachinid flies (family Tachinidae) are by far the largest and most important group of insect parasitic flies, with over 1300 species in North America. It is a diverse group with some resembling drab houseflies and others brilliantly colored. All species are parasitic in the larval stage, and many are important natural enemies of major pests. Many species of tachinids have been introduced into North America from...

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2005-09-08 11:45:51

PHOTO CAPTION: Scanning Electron Micrograph of a Flea (photo by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Janice Carr) Flea is the common name for any of the small wingless insects of the order Siphonaptera. Fleas are external parasites, living by hematophagy off the blood of mammals and birds. Some well known flea species include: Cat Flea (Ctenocephalides felis), Dog Flea (Ctenocephalides canis), Northern Rat Flea (Nosopsyllus fasciatus), Oriental Rat Flea (Xenopsylla...

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2005-09-08 11:11:08

PHOTO CAPTION: Goliath Beetle Beetles are one of the main groups of insects. Their order, Coleoptera (meaning "sheathed wing"), has more species than any other order in the entire animal kingdom. Forty percent of all described insect species are beetles (about 350,000 species), and new species are regularly discovered. Estimates put the total number of species at between 5 and 8 million. When J. B. S. Haldane, a British geneticist, was asked what his studies of nature revealed about...

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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