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University of Florida researchers have discovered a key amino acid essential for human nutrition is also an effective insecticide against caterpillars that threaten the citrus industry.
By feeding on tobacco leaves they unintentionally and rapidly transform plant substances into attractant signals that betray their location to their own natural enemies -- with lethal consequences.
Question I have a potted Meyer lemon that is 30 years old. It was an air layer done by my late father. It came from Florida but has lived in Norfolk 30 years. It is on a deck with south exposure and is covered during foul weather. We bring it inside during a hard freeze.
By Richard Nunnally, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va. Sep. 15--Q:I grow tomatoes every year and find those big green worms on them. Some have white lumps on their backs. I've heard they are some kind of eggs. Is that true? If so, are they harmful? Answer: The worms you're seeing are tomato hornworms.
Hawk moths (or Sphinx moths) are moths in the family Sphingidae. They are some of the fastest flying insects, capable of flying at over 30 miles per hour (50 km/h). They have a wingspan of 35-150 millimeters. Some hawk moths, like the hummingbird hawk moth, hover in midair while they feed on nectar from flowers and are sometimes mistaken for hummingbirds, even in continents where hummingbirds are not found. The larvae of most species of hawk moth have a "horn" at the posterior end. Because...
- Large; stout; burly.