News tagged with moth larvae

Pest preferences for cranberry cultivars determined

To determine whether insect herbivores have a feeding preference for certain cultivars of cranberry, researchers investigated the phenolic profiles in the foliage of two cranberry cultivars, then isolated and identified compounds ...

dateJun 22, 2011 in Ecology
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Conker trees facing peril from alien invaders

( -- Conkers, a favourite playground game in British schools, could soon be just a fond memory if a serious threat to horse chestnut trees continues to spread. Now academics from the Universities of Hull and Bristol ...

dateJun 11, 2010 in Ecology
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Moth larvae saliva boosts yield of Colombian spud

( -- When a major South American pest infests potato tubers, the plant produces bigger spuds, reports a study by Cornell, University of Goettingen and National University of Colombia researchers.

dateMay 26, 2010 in Ecology
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