Hazelnut production is on the rise around the world, and weevils in the genus Curculio are among the crop’s most damaging insect pests. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines biology and management strategies for four key hazelnut-feeding weevil species and avenues for future research.
Lab testing of the flight capability of the weevil Rhynchophorus palmarum shows some "super-flyers" can fly more than 100 kilometers in 24 hours. With the species appearing recently on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, the findings are a concern for California's $100 million date palm industry.
One of the largest private insect collections in the world is changing hands, and along with it will go an endowment for continued study of the insects it contains. Yesterday, […]
Two Spanish scientists have discovered a new species of beetle, which they have called Oromia thoracica. This blind weevil is brownish-grey and has a flattened body and thorax that almost […]
Earlier this year, a 20-million-year-old pygmy locust found in amber was named after Sir David Attenborough. Now the British naturalist and filmmaker has been honored once again, this time with […]