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2014-08-21 23:11:35

Biteback Sports Golf Apparel with Insect Shield® protects against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, chiggers and midges (no-see-ums). Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 While golfing in Scotland and abroad, Biteback Sports CEO, Stephen Grant, found it hard to stay focused on his game due to the incessant buzzing and biting midges and mosquitoes. The constant whine, slapping and continual need to spray insect repellent became so laborious, he began researching innovative methods to...

Professer Has New Fly Species Named After Him
2013-08-12 08:26:33

AlphaGalileo Foundation A Professor from The University of Manchester has had his name immortalized as a new species of fly. Professor Richard Preziosi, from the Faculty of Life Sciences, said he was delighted with the unusual tribute from researcher Dr Dave Penney. It follows his continued support of Dr Penney's unfunded research into amber rocks which he has been investigating for around 20 years. Dr Penney discovered the new species of fly, which he has named Proceroplatus...

2013-07-19 23:18:08

The Fungus Gnat, a tiny flying insect with transparent wings and similar in physique to a mosquito, have become a common issue amongst indoor grow and outdoor grow conditions. In his latest blog, Sea of Green founder Justin Cosgrove discusses these little pests and how to combat their damage. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 As anybody with a greenhouse knows, mold is a pain. But another pest is literally adding to the problem. The Fungus Gnat, a tiny flying insect with transparent wings...


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2005-09-08 15:08:50

The crane flies (Tipulidae) are a family of insects that closely resemble giant mosquitoes. Like the mosquito, they are in the order Diptera (flies) and are sometimes called mosquito eaters, mosquito hawks, or skeeter eaters. They are also one of three unrelated arthropods named Daddy long-legs. The other two are the harvestmen and vibrating, cellar or house spider. As such, Crane Flies are wrapped up in the myth of being the most poisonous spider, but unable to bite humans. This is...

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Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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