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Exploring the natural enemies of insect pests

A method of investigating whether aphid pests have been targeted by their gruesome enemies could shed new light on how farmland organisms interact, and potentially help protect important food crops.

dateMar 27, 2014 in Ecology
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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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Knock, knock! "Who's there?"

Insect communication, silent and often deadly, features prominently among the remarkable experiments that are performed live during the three lectures that explore "The Language of Life" for this year's Royal Institution ...

dateDec 21, 2017 in Other
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Indonesia enlists wasps in war on crop killer

They are the size of a pinhead and don't even pack a sting, but these tiny wasps are cold-blooded killers nonetheless. They work as nature's SWAT team, neutralizing a pest that threatens to destroy one of the developing world's ...

dateSep 24, 2014 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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