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Exciting Life Cycle Of The Brazilian Leaf Miner
2013-04-19 13:25:23

Pensoft Publishers A new species of leaf miner from the important family Gracillariidae has been recently discovered in the depths of the Brazilian jungle and described in the open access journal Zookeys. The Gracillariidae family is an ancient one with fossils dating back its origins to around 97 million years. Among the leaf miners of this family there are some species with significance as economic factors as well as agricultural pests. The new species, Spinivalva gaucha, is associated...

2011-04-11 09:08:00

WOBURN, Mass., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Many states now have a new tool in their pest management arsenal; today Arborjet (http://www.arborjet.com) announced that TREE-age® insecticide received expanded label approval from the EPA to control several invasive species such as Western Pine Beetle, Mountain Pine Beetle and other associated Engraver Beetles. For a full list of insect species covered and states where TREE-age is registered, please visit:...

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2010-11-19 10:25:33

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona A newly identified relationship between a fly and a weedy mustard-type plant promises to answer many long-standing questions surrounding the evolutionary arms race between plant-eating insects and their host plants Scientists trying to get a grip on the arms race between plant-eating insects and the defenses put up by their hosts just got a boost from new research by a University of Arizona entomologist published in the early view edition of Molecular...

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2009-07-23 09:25:00

Thomas Marler recently published the results of his research that reveal some of the attributes of the long-lived leaves of Guam's Cycas micronesica plants. "These leaves are relatively large and are constructed of tough tissues," said Marler. "Both of these factors indicate the construction costs of this leaf form are substantial."Green leaves must pay back their own construction costs, but each leaf is also required to supply the energy needed to maintain its live tissues throughout its...


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2009-04-28 19:08:37

The Agromyzidae family, often called Leaf-miner flies, consists of 2500 species worldwide. Species vary in size and wingspans from less than four hundredth of an inch to one quarter of an inch. Adults can be distinguished by the hardening on the frontal vitta of the head which leads to the area having a different color and texture from the rest of the head. All species feature compound eyes that are normally oval and smaller in size. The wings are usually glassy and transparent...

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  • The navel or umbilicus.
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