Tiny, dome-shaped scale insects can damage or kill trees in heavy infestations, but their presence in moderate numbers actually supports a variety of other beneficial insects that protect trees and surrounding vegetation from other pests, a new study shows.
Gloomy scale is a pest of deciduous trees that tends to increase in abundance and damage severity in urban areas. This insect feeds on tree cells and tissues, prefers red maple as a host, and may expand its range as climate change continues to alter our environment.
A few months ago, leaders of the Systematics, Evolution, and Biodiversity Section of the Entomological Society of America issued a statement in support of museum collections that house whole biological […]
Big cities with large expanses of concrete, asphalt, and buildings are usually warmer than the suburbs or countrysides that surround them, a phenomenon known as the urban heat island effect. […]