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Image 1 - Wasp Found In New York Shows Up In Southern California
2012-01-25 04:00:42

UC Riverside entomologist discovered Gonatocerus ater in Irvine; wasp arrived in the United States from Europe In August 2010, an entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a tiny fairyfly wasp in upstate New York that had never been seen in the United States until then. Nearly exactly a year later, he discovered the wasp in Irvine, Calif., strongly suggesting that the wasp is well established in the country. Called Gonatocerus ater, the wasp is about 1...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

Leading provider of small business productivity solutions receives Communitas Award for involvement with Guide Dogs for the Blind Plano, Texas (Vocus/PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Wasp Barcode Technologies, a leading provider of small business productivity solutions, today announced the company has been awarded a Communitas Award for active company sponsorship and participation with Guide Dogs for the Blind. The Communitas Awards recognizes exceptional businesses, organizations and individuals for...

2010-06-03 10:07:00

MURRIETA, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Copan is proud to announce the 30th placement of a Walk-Away Specimen Processor (WASP), at Eastern Health, Newfoundland, in Canada. The WASP is a revolutionary instrument used for automatically planting and streaking bacteriology samples. So far, WASP processors have been successfully installed, with favorable reviews, throughout North America and Europe, including the United States, Canada, Belgium, Italy, UK, Holland, and France, among others....

2009-07-29 14:49:09

An official with the Ohio Department of Wildlife said a rare pink katydid that was slated to go on display at the Ohio State Fair has been killed by a wasp. Jim McCormac of the Ohio Division of Wildlife said the katydid, discovered July 19 at the Killdeer Plains Wildlife Area in Wyandot County and slated to go on display at a fair, which began Wednesday, was killed after a parasitic wasp injected its eggs into the insect and the offspring ate their way out, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.