As the invasive spotted lanternfly continues to expand its range in the eastern U.S., a new study on the temperatures it needs for progressing through its life cycle offers a clearer picture of where the spotted lanternfly is likely to thrive—and where it’s not. In short, northern ranges and higher elevations could escape its impacts.
The more pollen a bumble bee carries, the higher its body temperature rises, a new study confirms. As average temperatures rise amid climate change, bees and their pollination services in natural ecosystems could be threatened.
Life cycle traits give the invasive spotted-wing drosophila a competitive edge over the native blueberry maggot fly—and also make it harder for growers to manage. That advantage will only grow as temperatures rise, a new study shows.
The classic wooden hive box used by beekeepers worldwide, first designed in the 1800s, is prone to temperature swings, a new study shows. That's bad news for the honey bees inside, who must expend energy to maintain their favored internal hive temperature.
Sudden cold waves may be lethal to overwintering larvae of two parasitoid wasp species used for biological control of emerald ash borer, while the borer larvae appear to more easily weather the extreme cold.