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2014-05-22 08:32:18

Asian Longhorned Beetle Discovered in Babylon Township in 2013 WEST BABYLON, N.Y., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Kindergarten through second-grade students at South Bay

bedbug
2014-05-22 06:41:46

Researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have channeled their inner MacGyver and devised a cheap and easy way to deal with bedbugs using only common household items.

eastern subterranean termites
2014-05-21 10:23:41

A large international team of researchers has announced the successful sequencing of the Nevada dampwood termite genome, according to a new study in Nature Communications.

female bush tiger mantis
2014-05-21 05:44:02

Researchers from Case Western University and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History have announced the discovery of a new species of praying mantis in Rwanda's Nyungwe Forest National Park.

2014-05-20 12:33:42

Topical meds that prevent bites are preferred 9-1 over orals that work only after the dog is bitten LENEXA, Kan., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- No one wants to get bitten by ticks,

2014-05-20 08:33:00

First Chewable Tablet for Dogs Effective for 12 Weeks* Against Fleas and Ticks SUMMIT, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United

2014-05-20 00:20:32

PHOENIX, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Ways Bed Bugs Are Bad for Your HealthWhen most people hear the words "bed bugs," they start to squirm a little and

2014-05-19 23:01:21

Local team’s mosquito control service adds tick product to help protect residents from both mosquito and tick-borne diseases. Woolwich Township, NJ (PRWEB)

Special Chemical In Skin Keeps Octopus Arms From Entangling
2014-05-16 12:11:11

With eight long arms covered on one side with prey-grabbing suckers – octopuses appear to be very susceptible to getting themselves tangled up in knots.

2014-05-14 23:09:41

With a prescription from Pet Medical Center in Temecula CA, dog owners can now control both fleas and ticks with NexGard, a delicious beef-flavored chew that kills 100 percent of pests in 24 hours


Latest Phyla Reference Libraries

Lepas anserifera
2014-12-10 12:28:36

Lepas anserifera is a species of goose barnacle that can be found in tropical and temperate seas floating on flotsam and timber or attached to whales and the hulls of ships. This species, and others that share its genus, received its common name from its shape, which is like a goose, as well as the myth that goose eggs hatched from the barnacles. Lepas anserifera has a shell, or capitulum, that is surrounded by six plates that are white in color and is supported by stalk, also known as a...

Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula, Cyriopagopus shioedtei
2014-10-04 17:28:02

The Maylasian Earthtiger Tarantula (Cyriopagopus schioedtei) is a large and colorful tree-dwelling tarantula from the subfamily Ornithoctoninae. The legspan of this large spider is 22 centimeters. The carapace length is over 3 centimeters. There is a distinct sexual dimorphism. The male is olive green colored with faint yellow leg striation. The male also has a blunt tibial apophysis and long slender legs. The sex of the sub adult males can be easily distinguished by the epigynal fusillae...

Singapore Blue, Lampropelma violaceopes
2014-09-22 17:06:17

The Singapore Blue (Lampropelma violaceopes) is a large tree-dwelling species of tarantula from Malaysia and Singapore. These spiders have been known to grow in excess of nine inches across. The body is a very colorful blue with brown or gold colored carapace. The male equivalent is normally not as vibrant. The diet is made up primarily of beetles, cockroaches, crickets, pinky mice, birds, and other small animals. During feeding, the abdomen will often increase in size two-fold. Image...

Togo Starburst, Heteroscodra maculata
2014-09-22 17:03:43

The Togo Starburst (Heteroscodra maculata), known also as the Ornamental Baboon, is an Old World species of tarantula which was initially described in 1899 by Reginald Innes Pocock. This species is native to West Africa and is found mostly in Togo and Ghana. These tarantulas can reach their full size after about three years. When they are fully grown, they can reach leg spans of up to five inches. They are characterized by their chalky white coloration with mottled black and brown...

Western Desert Tarantula, Aphonopelma chalcodes
2014-09-22 16:18:33

The Western Desert Tarantula (Aphonopelma chalcodes), known also as the Arizona Blond Tarantula or the Mexican Blond Tarantula, is a species of spider belonging to the family Theraphosidae. It has a limited distribution within the deserts of Arizona and adjacent parts of Mexico but can be very common within this range. The common name “blond tarantula” is in reference to the carapace, which is densely covered in pale hairs and contrasts strongly with the all-dark colored legs and abdomen....

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