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Apanteles albanjimenezi
2014-02-25 07:59:21

Pensoft Publishers An inventory of wild-caught caterpillars, its food plants and parasitoids, has been going on for more than 34 years in Area de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG), a protected area of approximately 1200 km2 in northwestern Costa Rica. As a result, more than 10,000 species of moths and butterflies are estimated to live in ACG. Their caterpillars are in turn attacked by many parasitoid wasps, also numbering thousands of species. However, most of those wasps have never been...

2014-02-18 08:32:03

Food pairing suggestions for the season and year round GLOUCESTER, Mass., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those seeking to discover a new and fresh taste of seafood this Lenten season, look no further than to Matlaw's Stuffed Clams. Served as an appetizer, meal, or with a suggested food pairing, they make a satisfying and flavorful choice. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140218/PH66516LOGO) From March 5(th) to April 19(th) many people will be observing Lent, abstaining...

2014-02-17 23:23:22

New policy to counter bed bugs set to be approved in Lawrence City, said a report. My Cleaning Products suggested a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the residents clear the pest without risking their health. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 A new law against bed bugs was proposed in Lawrence City in Kansas. In fact, it was already set to be approved, said a report from ljworld.com. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to also...

2014-02-13 23:25:49

Bed bugs were discovered in a senior housing in Forest Park, said a report. In response to it, My Cleaning Products recommended a solution to kill bed bugs right away without the help of a chemical spray. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Bed bugs were discovered in a senior housing in Clayton County, Georgia. And to help others with the same problem, My Cleaning Products recommended a bed bug spray that could kill bed bugs effectively without the help of chemical ingredients. A...

Microcosm Of Biodiversity In New Plant Species
2014-02-10 10:21:53

Pensoft Publishers Biologists working in the Andes mountains of Ecuador have described a new plant species, a wild relative of black pepper, that is in itself a mini biodiversity hotspot. The new species, Piper kelleyi, is the sole home of an estimated 40-50 insect species, most of which are entirely dependent on this plant species for survival. This discovery is part of a larger project which focuses on the influence of plant-produced chemical compounds on biodiversity. The study was...

Polistes fuscatus
2014-02-10 10:05:21

Penn State Aggression-causing genes appeared early in animal evolution and have maintained their roles for millions of years and across many species, even though animal aggression today varies widely from territorial fighting to setting up social hierarchies, according to researchers from Iowa State University, Penn State and Grand Valley State University. If these "mean genes" keep their roles in different animals and in different contexts, then perhaps model organisms -- such as bees...

2014-02-06 23:27:08

Bed bugs persist in Snohomish County Work Release Center, a report said. To help get rid of them for real, My Cleaning Products suggested the use of an effective and pesticide-exempt bed bug spray. Everett, WA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 Bed bugs continue to plague the work release center of Snohomish County. And stating that anyone else could face the same recurring problem, My Cleaning Products recommended a pesticide-exempt bed bug spray to help the public get rid of the pest at oncel. A...

2014-02-06 16:20:29

-- Jeweler Now Open in Airport's Center Core -- PITTSBURGH, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIRMALL(®) USA, the leading airport concessions developer in North America and operator of the AIRMALL at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), is bringing luxurious jewelry to travelers with the opening of Erwin Pearl. The new 500 sq. ft. store is located in the airport's Center Core, which is situated in the airside terminal and receives all departing and arriving passengers. (Logo:...

2014-02-05 23:31:56

Fenstermaker experts in survey & mapping, environmental compliance, and engineering attend Winter NAPE this week to support the energy industry and introduce a new specialized service: Oyster Assessments. (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Specializing in survey, mapping, engineering, environmental, and advanced technology services, Fenstermaker proudly introduces a new environmental service to their comprehensive roster of work: Oyster Assessments. Its environmental professionals have...

2014-02-05 23:29:36

But will stink bugs emerge from hibernation early? Experts at RESCUE! explain. Spokane, WA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil woke up from hibernation on Sunday, saw his shadow, and as legend goes, retreated back to his burrow for six more weeks of winter slumber. But what does this mean for insects that wake up from hibernation indoors? Unfortunately, once hibernating stink bugs wake up, they don’t go back to sleep like Phil. When the stored-up food in their...


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Cobweb Spider, Theridiidae
2014-06-23 08:44:11

Theridiidae is a family that contains over 2,200 species of cobweb spiders, also known as tangle-web spiders or comb-footed spiders, which can be found throughout the world. This species received its common names from its tendency to build three dimensional, sticky webs and from the comb of serrated bristles on the fourth leg. It is thought that this family is the only to hold a high diversity of web types, including gumfooted webs, which are highly similar to those produced by spiders in the...

Funnel Weavers, Agelenidae
2014-06-19 13:16:37

Agelenidae is a family that holds about 1,200 recognized species of funnel weaver spiders that occur throughout the world. These spiders build funnel shaped webs that trap prey in their complicated patterns, but they should not be confused with other families of spiders that build funnel webs like funnel-web spiders or funnel-web tarantulas. Funnel weavers can reach an average body length between .1 inches in the smallest species and .7 inches, although the largest species can reach total...

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2014-06-19 08:25:14

Sparassidae is a family that holds over one thousand species of huntsman spiders, also known as giant crab spiders and wood spiders, or as rain spiders or lizard-eating spiders in some areas of its range. These species are native to Australia but were also introduced to temperate areas throughout the world including China, Japan, and some areas of the United States, including Florida and Hawaii. They inhabit warmer areas and can often be seen entering human habitations and other shelters...

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

Jumping Spiders, Salticidae
2014-06-19 08:06:16

Salticidae is a family that holds over five thousand species of jumping spiders that can be found throughout the world, including areas with heavy snowfall. Most species prefer to reside in tropical forests, but these spiders can also be found in temperate forests, deserts, and mountainous regions, among other habitats. Although the taxonomic structure of this family is well established, the closest relatives of the family have not yet been identified. Jumping spiders can range in size...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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