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2010-07-01 07:10:31

Sex pheromone production in European corn borer races explored -- tracking the origin of new species The coming of summer brings promise for humans and insects alike. The farmer planted maize for a bountiful harvest, but the European Corn Borer (ECB) is looking for a good meal right away. The caterpillars of this pest bore deep into the maize stems, where they eat the inner pith causing the weakened stalks to fall over before the ears can ripen. As if one pest were not bad enough, there are...

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2010-06-23 07:51:11

Avocado seed moth could devastate California's avocados, warns Mark Hoddle, currently on a field trip in Peru California's avocado industry is worth more than $320 million annually, and has about 6,000 growers farming more than 6,000 acres of land. Indeed, California grows nearly 95 percent of the country's avocados. University of California, Riverside entomologist Mark Hoddle is in Peru until the end of July 2010 to look for known avocado pests, in particular, the avocado seed moth, Stenoma...


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2005-08-25 11:45:07

The Tortricidae or tortix moths are a family of the Lepidoptera. The typical resting posture is with the wings folded back producing the rather rounded profile. It is a large family with over 6,000 species described. Many of these are economically important pests, including (in Europe): Summer fruit tortrix moth (Adoxophyes orana) Fruit tree tortrix moth (Archips podana) Rose leaf roller (Archips rosana) Argyrotaenia ljungiana, a pest on vines, maize and fruit trees Peach moth...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'