While analyzing genetic signatures of microbes found in mosquitoes, researchers in Canada were surprised to find black queen cell virus, a common scourge of honey bees. The mosquitoes likely acquired it while foraging for nectar at the same plants as bees, but it’s unclear if mosquitoes have any role in spreading it among bees.
As climate change drives weather trends like intense hurricane seasons, even regions as far north as New England are seeing changes in mosquito populations. A Massachusetts mosquito-control entomologist shares her experience.
By Josh Lancette A new study from researchers at the University of North Dakota found that Aedes vexans, a mosquito species indigenous to North America, has the capability to transmit […]