Destructive Beet Flea Beetle Intercepted in Baltimore

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A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Wednesday that agriculture specialists from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Baltimore made a first-in-nation pest discovery when they intercepted a live insect known as Chaetocnema breviuscula (Chrysomelidae), a beet flea beetle, while inspecting ceramic tile from Italy. This jumping beetle chews […]

A New Key for Chinese Seed Beetles

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An international team of scientists has looked into the diminutive world of seed beetles in Xinjiang, China to reveal a diversity of 19 species for the region, four of which are new records for the area. The study — which includes an annotated checklist, illustrations, and a key to the 19 species — was published […]