Ants are World Travelers


According to a recent article in Biology Letters, “the numbers of introduced or established ants may be much larger than the numbers so far documented.” Lead author Veronica Miravete, from the University of Gerona in Spain, told the BBC, “Due to their small size, most ants are transported involuntarily in containers and other boxes, together […]

Can Pakistani Wasps Save the California Citrus Industry?


An invasive insect called the Asian citrus psyllid is wreaking havoc in Florida as it spreads Huanglongbing, otherwise known as citrus greening disease. Growers are so worried that they are trying to genetically modify orange trees so they are resistant to the threat. But in California, they’re trying a different approach — biological control. Mark […]