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Researchers discovered fungus gnat paradise in Peruvian Amazonia

Finnish and Estonian researchers have discovered and identified 16 new fungus gnat species in the Amazonia. The diverse gnat species maintain exceptionally rich parasitoid wasp species, which shows the importance of interdependence ...

Newly discovered virus affects sex ratio of insect-killing wasps

Scientists have identified a previously unknown virus that decreases the number of female offspring of the wasps it infects, according to a PLOS Pathogens study. The virus, discovered by Gongyin Ye's group of Zhejiang University, ...

Plants smell different when attacked by exotic herbivores

A new study to be published in the scientific journal New Phytologist reveals that plants' odour bouquet changes depending on the type of enemy that attacks it. To the surprise of the researchers involved, native plants emit ...

Wasps, ants, and Ani DiFranco

A University of California, Riverside graduate student has discovered several news species of wasps, including one that she named after musician Ani DiFranco.

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