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Beetles use dung balls to stay cool

Dung beetles roll their feasts of dung away to avoid the hoards of other hungry competitors at the dung pile. But now a team of researchers from South Africa and Sweden have discovered that they also use ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Seed beetle diversity in Xinjiang, China

An international team of scientists has looked into the diminutive world of seed beetles in Xinjiang, China to reveal a diversity of 19 species for the region, 4 of which are new records for the area. The ...

dateJan 06, 2015 in Ecology
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How beetles hack into ant colonies

Pretending to be one of them, ant-nest beetles trick ants to rear their brood—and then reward their hosts by devouring them. UA entomologists have discovered that the beetles evolve at an astonishing rate.

dateNov 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Scientist uses fungus to destroy bark beetles

As Arizona and other western states face ongoing drought conditions, the region's pine forests are becoming more vulnerable to bark beetles, which attack and kill stressed trees, increasing wildfire danger. ...

dateFeb 17, 2015 in Ecology
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