California Researchers Find New Tool Against the Asian Citrus Psyllid

The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri), or ACP for short, is an invasive insect that threatens the citrus industry because of a deadly disease — known as huanglongbing, or citrus greening disease — that it spreads to citrus trees. This insect-disease combination has cost Florida’s citrus industry $1.3 billion in losses, and production costs have […]

Researchers Determine How Mosquitoes are Drawn to Human Skin and Breath

Female mosquitoes are attracted to people by smelling the carbon dioxide we exhale, but once they get close to us, they often steer away toward exposed areas such as ankles and feet, being drawn there by skin odors. Why does the mosquito change its track and fly towards skin? How does it detect our skin? […]