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Study assesses impact of fish stocking on aquatic insects
The impact fish stocking has on aquatic insects in mountain lakes can be rapidly reversed by removing non-native trout, according to a study completed by U.S. Forest Service and University of California, Davis, scientists. View News Article (2009-03-27)

Digging Up Clues: Research On Buried Blow Flies Will Help Crime Scene Investigators
When investigating a murder, every clue helps. New research from North Carolina State University sheds light on how - and whether - blow flies survive when buried underground during their development.  View News Article (2011-11-01)

Insects implicated in the evolution of new human infectious diseases
Insects and other invertebrates are the arena for the evolution of new infectious diseases in humans, new research shows. View News Article (2004-10-25)

Ants are surprisingly ancient, arising 140-168 million years ago
Ants are considerably older than previously believed, having originated 140 to 168 million years ago, according to new Harvard University research published in the journal Science. View News Article (2006-04-12)

Cycad pest uses small size to hide from predators
"The small size of an alien insect that feeds on a native tree from the western Pacific island of Guam allows it to hide in cracks and other locations that are out of reach for its only local natural enemy," said UOG entomologist Aubrey Moore. View News Article (2010-06-21)

Rare insect fossil reveals 100 million years of evolutionary stasis
Researchers have discovered the 100 million-year-old ancestor of a group of large, carnivorous, cricket-like insects that still live today in southern Asia, northern Indochina and Africa.  View News Article (2011-02-04)

Exceptionally well preserved insect fossils from the Rhône Valley
In Bavaria, the Tithonian Konservat-Lagerstätte of lithographic limestone is well known as a result of numerous discoveries of emblematic fossils from that area (for example, Archaeopteryx). View News Article (2014-09-02)

Of dragonflies and dinosaurs: Rutgers researcher helps map insect origins, evolution
When the dinosaurs ruled the earth, they were already bugged by creatures who had gotten there many millions of years earlier: Dragonflies and damselflies. View News Article (2014-11-07)

Tinkerbella nana -- a new representative from the world of fairyflies
Mymaridae, commonly known as fairyflies, are one of about 18 families of chalcid wasps. Fairyflies occur worldwide, except in Antarctica. View News Article (2013-04-24)

Identification of carbon dioxide receptors in insects may help fight infectious disease
Mosquitoes don't mind morning breath. They use the carbon dioxide people exhale as a way to identify a potential food source. But when they bite, they can pass on a number of dangerous infectious diseases, such as malaria, yellow fever, and West Nile encephalitis. View News Article (2006-12-14)

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