News tagged with zoology

Small wasps to control a big pest?

Five species of parasitic wasps have been found associated with the vector of the Pine Wood Nematode. As this sanitary problem has been present for over a decade, new methods to control it are needed, besides trapping the ...

dateDec 20, 2012 in Ecology
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How do bumblebees get predators to buzz off?

Toxic or venomous animals, like bumblebees, are often brightly coloured to tell would-be predators to keep away. However scientists at Royal Holloway, University of London and Queen Mary, University of London have found a ...

dateMay 26, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Smallest salamander in U.S. discovered

( -- Researchers from the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources weren’t looking for anything new when they went exploring in the northeast part of the state. But they ended up ...

dateJul 07, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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DNA confirms existence of NZ bird thought extinct

( -- An examination of ancient and modern DNA by the University of Otago has confirmed that the New Zealand storm-petrel, once thought to be extinct, is a bird which continues to fly our southern skies.

dateSep 26, 2011 in Evolution
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