News tagged with beetle larvae

Microbes help beetles defeat plant defenses

Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore, according to a team of Penn State researchers who found that the ...

dateSep 09, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Wild crows reveal tool skills

( -- A new study using motion sensitive video cameras has revealed how New Caledonian crows use tools in the wild, Oxford University scientists report.

dateJan 11, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Ladybirds - wolves in sheep's clothing

( -- CSIRO research has revealed that the tremendous diversity of ladybird beetle species is linked to their ability to produce larvae which, with impunity, poach members of 'herds' of tiny, soft-bodied scale ...

dateJun 24, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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