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Peculiar, diverse and dangerous to crops: A checklist of the scale insects of Iran
A detailed annotated checklist of the scale insects of Iran, describing a total of 275 species from 13 families, represents a first effort towards a better knowledge of the Coccoidea family in attempt to improve the view in practical fields such as pest control management. View News Article (2013-10-03)


Study finds nearly 50% of retail firewood infested with insects
A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology reports that live insects were found in 47% of firewood bundles purchased from big box stores, gas stations and grocery stores in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. View News Article (2012-10-09)


Bright autumn colouration in trees - a warning signal to insects?
Most deciduous trees change colour in autumn. However, both within and between species, there is considerable variation both in the timing and magnitude of autumn colour change. Hamilton and Brown recently proposed a hypothesis to explain this phenomenon. Their idea was that the bright autumn colouration in trees is a warning signal to insects about investment in chemical defence. In the... View News Article (2003-09-17)


Spread of plant diseases by insects can be described by equations that model interplanetary gravity
Researchers from Penn State University and the University of Virginia show that the spread of diseases by insects can be described by equations similar to those that describe the force of gravity between planetary objects. View News Article (2006-09-05)


Insects see crops clearly when the weeds have gone
All gardeners know that their plants have to compete against insects and weeds. We apply insecticides to protect plants from the munching hordes, and we apply herbicides, or hoe, to protect plants from weeds. But, according to Stan Finch and Rosemary Collier of Horticulture Research International, Wellesbourne, the latter is a bad move that actually helps insects to find our crop plants. Writing... View News Article (2003-06-05)


Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides
Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests.  View News Article (2010-04-01)


Proteins in unroasted coffee beans may become next-generation insecticides
Scientists in Brazil are reporting for the first time that coffee beans contain proteins that can kill insects and might be developed into new insecticides for protecting food crops against destructive pests. View News Article (2010-05-21)


Thale cress goes on the defensive
Thale cress has a complicated defence technique against insects and microorganisms that use the plant as a source of food. View News Article (2007-05-15)


Forest pests accumulating despite regulations
Nonindigenous insects and pathogens continue to become established in US forests with regularity despite regulations intended to prevent this. View News Article (2010-12-06)


Migratory moths profit from their journey
It isn't only birds that move south as autumn approaches. Some insects also live their lives on the same principle. View News Article (2012-09-13)

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