A researcher studying termites' digging techniques says that understanding individual roles in collective activities can shine a light on the evolution of such behavior and how social insects perform simple tasks to ultimately construct complex structures.
A recent literature review puts together the ecophysiology of ixodid larval ticks as they quest for hosts.
Tar spot is an emerging foliar fungal disease of corn that can reduce crop yield. Incidence and discovery of this disease greatly increased in 2018 and 2019 thanks to a coordinated, multi-state effort that relied heavily on social media and electronic disease mapping.
Last year, groundbreaking research showed Anopheles mosquitoes can ride high-altitude winds to spread far and wide. A new study published in July confirms that, after such flights, the mosquitoes remain healthy and capable of transmitting the pathogen that causes malaria.