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Checklist Of The Scale Insects Of Iran
2013-10-02 10:20:22

Pensoft Publishers A detailed annotated checklist of the scale insects of Iran, describing a total of 275 species from 13 families, represents a first effort towards a better knowledge  of the Coccoidea family in attempt to improve the view in practical fields such as pest control management. The scale insects species are listed along with their  locality data and host plants. In addition to latest species names for any record, new records for Iran and new host plants for some scale...

2010-04-22 16:30:03

RIVERSIDE, Calif. "“ The Galapagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin, have a unique biota now highly threatened by invasive species because of increased tourism and population growth. Indeed, alien or exotic insects today constitute 23 percent of the Galapagos insect fauna. One of these insect invaders is the cottony cushion scale, a sap sucking bug native to Australia. Capable of infesting many woody ornamentals and crops, the cottony cushion scale decreases the vitality of its...

2009-06-01 13:40:48

A Washington watchdog group applauded a new labeling rule governing food coloring made from insect parts but its leaders still want the substance banned. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a new regulation, set to take effect in January 2011, that will require companies that use the dried bodies of cochineal insects to create food dyes to list the ingredient on their labels. Previously, foods containing cochineal usually listed only artificial colors or color added to note its...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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