News tagged with pest

Flies of the world embrace vegetarianism

(—Microbe-eating flies from at least three different locations around the world recently have evolved into herbivores, feeding on some of the most toxic plants on Earth. Fly detectives and UA evolutionary biologists ...

dateJan 29, 2013 in Evolution
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In battle against flies, don't toss old bulbs

Restaurants and supermarkets could save millions of dollars by hanging on to bug zapper bulbs instead of tossing them every year as they normally do, a new University of Florida study has found.

dateNov 01, 2013 in Other
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Herbivore defence in ferns

(—Unlike flowering plants, bracken ferns do not release any odour signals to attract the enemies of their attackers for their own benefit.

dateNov 21, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Speckled beetle key to saving crops in Ethiopia

( —An invasive weed poses a serious and frightening threat to farming families in Ethiopia, but scientists from a Virginia Tech-led program have unleashed a new weapon in the fight against hunger: a tiny, speckled ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Ecology
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