The little yellow ant is a tropical species, native to Madagascar, but now it's been found in Florida.
The parasitic wasp Telenomus remus can be cheaper to raise on a commercial scale on the eggs of an alternate host, rather than those of the fall armyworm, the pest the wasp naturally parasitizes in the field
While a greenhouse structure affords growers pest control options that are not available for field crops, such as physical exclusion, it can also create challenges.
Formosan subterranean termites have a strong urge to return to their central nest when it's time to molt.
American foulbrood disease is caused by a difficult-to-control and highly destructive bacterium. New research may have found a way to prevent infections of honey bees
By removing potential breeding sites such as fallen fruit, population levels of invasive spotted wing drosophila could be reduced
No doubt you saw the headlines last week: Insects are in serious trouble, @edyong209 reports. https://t.co/vMd3auqnKh pic.twitter.com/kYfPx6WxvU — The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) October 19, 2017 A study published in PLOS ONE […]
By Viviane Callier One of evolution’s oldest tricks is to apply old genetic building blocks at new times or places in development to create a new structure. But that isn’t […]
If you read the news, it can be easy to wonder why it seems like we’re losing the war against ticks and the diseases they transmit. Why, exactly, are ticks […]
The silkworm (Bombyx mori) is a unique economic insect, and it also offers promise as a model organism for life-science research.
Two Chilean species of stink bugs were named after Drogon and Viserion, dragons of the TV series "Game of Thrones
By listening to sounds of the palm weevil, pest managers can determine how effective insecticides are working against the insect pest.
By Dominic Anthony Evangelista, Ph.D. and Manpreet Kohli Cockroaches are not 300 million years old. They might not even be 200 million years old. In fact, the oldest cockroaches known […]
By Samuel Bolton, Ph.D. Picture a bubbling brook, gurgling over a hard bed of rocks and gravel. As a child, you were drawn to explore that strange and stony world, […]
Millions of years of evolution have made ticks highly specialized bloodsuckers. In fact, researchers who have studied tick saliva have found a range of compounds that fight back host defenses […]
Clearing the invasive shrub Japanese barberry from a wooded area once can lead to a significant reduction in abundance of blacklegged ticks for as long as six years