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The buzz on cicada killers

You might have noticed some large wasps in your yard or on campus this summer. These wasps are known as cicada killers, identified by their size and their black abdomens with three yellow spots on either side, rather than ...

dateSep 05, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Sunflower pollen protects bees from parasites

Plant pollens vary in quality as food sources for bees, and pollen from the sunflower family (the family that includes dandelions, daisies, and thistles) is known to have some unpleasant qualities. Bees fed exclusively sunflower ...

dateJun 14, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists need your help to spot ladybirds

Scientists are calling on people who are out in their garden this summer to take part in The Ladybird Challenge and help discover how far an alien ladybird species in the UK is affecting other insects, including a wasp parasite.

dateJun 02, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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