Newly discovered wasp is a parasitic piggyback
A previously unknown species of parasitoid wasp that rides on the back of damselflies before laying eggs inside their eggs, has been discovered in Taiwan by a team of scientists, including an entomologist ...
Color patterns in fish larvae may reveal relationships among species
Similarities in how different organisms look can indicate a close evolutionary relationship. Conversely, great differences in appearance can suggest a very distant relationship, as in many adult marine fish ...
A new Anagnorisma moth species from the beautiful Binaloud Mountain Iran
Researchers described a new species of Noctuidae moth from Iran which is the fifth described species of the genus Anagnorisma. The new species A. chamrani has its name in honour of Dr. Mostafa Chamran (1932- ...
Human-driven change on Argentine forests
A new report by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and the Disease Ecology Laboratory of Instituto de Ciencias Veterinarias del Litoral, Argentina (ICIVET LITORAL, UNL-CONICET) shows that increases in ...
'Taste sensor' genes in female butterflies vital to species' survival
Giving the phrase "Mother knows best" a whole new meaning, UC Irvine researchers have identified unique genes in female butterflies that enable them to select the best host plant for their larvae – and avoid deadly ones.
Could our diet while growing up affect our offspring's vitality?
(Phys.org) —You are what you eat - and so are your offspring. And in the title bout featuring protein versus sugar, protein is the winner.
Insecticide causes changes in honeybee genes, research finds
(Phys.org) —New research by academics at The University of Nottingham has shown that exposure to a neonicotinoid insecticide causes changes to the genes of the honeybee.
Boat noise stops fish finding home
(Phys.org) —Boat noise disrupts orientation behaviour in larval coral reef fish, according to new research from the Universities of Bristol, Exeter and Liège. Reef fish are normally attracted by reef sound ...
Plant eaters, and the flora they eat, give peace a chance
(Phys.org) —Plants are often described as being in an evolutionary arms race with the creatures that eat them. Plant eaters develop new strategies for attacking, and plants acquire new ways to defend themselves.
GM silkworms bred to spin fluorescent
Researchers developing techniques for tuna aquaculture
Swimming around and around in a 20,000 gallon tank at the University of Rhode Island's Bay Campus are several large yellowfin tuna captured last fall about 100 miles off the Rhode Island coast. The fish are part of the first ...
'Tailing' spiny lobster larvae to protect them
The commercial value of spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) in the Caribbean reaches $1 billion annually, thus making it one of the most valuable fisheries in the region. In a new study of this iconic specie ...
Pantry pests trade immunity for sex
(Phys.org) —When presented with a bevy of beauties, male meal moths - the scourge of many a household pantry - will prefer to invest in sex over self-preservation, according to researchers.
Scientists confirm theory regarding the origins of the sucking disc of remoras
Remora fish, with a sucking disc on top of their heads, have been the stuff of legend. They often attach themselves to the hulls of boats and in ancient times were thought to purposely slow the boat down. ...