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Aerial insect trap network describes life in the skies
Like most invasive species, when the soybean aphid arrived in the Midwest in 2000, it brought none of its natural enemies along for the ride. (2020-03-12)
Disease-causing virus manipulates crop plants to favor its vector
The virus that causes barley yellow dwarf, the most widespread disease of cereal crops, manipulates its host plant and insect vector to promote its own survival, according to an international team of researchers. (2020-03-10)
Symbiotic viruses help host insects override the plant's defenses
Aphids, small sap-sucking insects, are virus carriers responsible for significant economic losses in many crops worldwide. (2020-02-03)
Traditional Chinese medicinal plant yields new insecticide compounds
For hundreds of years, practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have used an herb called Stemona sessilifolia as a remedy for parasitic infections, such as those caused by pinworms and lice. (2020-01-29)
Specific insulin-like peptide regulates how beetle 'weapons' grow
A scientist from Tokyo Metropolitan University and coworkers have discovered that a specific insulin-like peptide called ILP2 regulates the size of 'weapons' in Gnatocerus cornutus beetles in different nutritional environments. (2020-01-11)
Family of crop viruses revealed at high resolution for the first time
For the first-time we can take a molecular-level look at one of the world's deadliest crop killers. (2019-10-11)
CABI scientists track wheat aphids and their natural enemies for better pest management in Pakistan
For the first time, CABI scientists have studied the distribution and population dynamics of wheat aphids and their natural enemies in Pakistan through seasons and periods of time. (2019-10-10)
MSU research team discovers new microbe in wheat stem sawfly
Montana State University researchers Carl Yeoman and David Weaver published a paper with a group of colleagues in August discussing the potential ramifications of the discovery for combating the damage done by these sawflies each year. (2019-09-18)
Aphid-stressed pines show different secondary organic aerosol formation
Plants emit gases, called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), that enter the atmosphere, where they can interact with other natural and human-made molecules to form secondary organic aerosols (SOAs). (2019-09-11)
Virus genes help determine if pea aphids get their wings
Researchers from the University of Rochester shed light on the important role that microbial genes, like those from viruses, can play in insect and animal evolution. (2019-06-14)
BTI researchers discover interactions between plant and insect-infecting viruses
Aphids and the plant viruses they transmit cause billions of dollars in crop damage every year. (2019-06-13)
Migratory hoverflies 'key' as many insects decline
Migratory hoverflies are 'key' to pollination and controlling crop pests amid the decline of many other insect species, new research shows. (2019-06-13)
Insect-deterring sorghum compounds may be eco-friendly pesticide
Compounds produced by sorghum plants to defend against insect feeding could be isolated, synthesized and used as a targeted, nontoxic insect deterrent, according to researchers who studied plant-insect interactions that included field, greenhouse and laboratory components. (2019-04-03)
Insect food webs
Biological diversity stabilizes species interactions. (2019-03-06)
Planting small seeds simply: The allure of the slide hammer seeder
The development of a simply made and easy-to-use planting device could make growing important herbs and beneficial insect-attracting plants significantly more efficient and effective. (2019-02-21)
DNA traces on wild flowers reveal insect visitors
Researchers have discovered that insects leave tiny DNA traces on the flowers they visit. (2019-02-08)
Effort clarifies major branch of insect tree of life
The insects known as Hemiptera are not a particularly glamorous bunch. (2018-11-26)
How people power can track alien species -- Study
New research published in the Nature journal Scientific Data shows how the public can play a vital role in helping to track invasive species. (2018-10-24)
Aphids use sight to avoid deadly bacteria, could lead to pest control
Pea aphids -- a serious agricultural pest -- have the ability to see and avoid a common, aphid-killing bacteria on plant leaves, according to a new Cornell study published Sept. (2018-09-27)
Soy natural: Genetic resistance against aphids
Each year, soybean aphids cause billions of dollars in crop losses. (2018-08-29)
Plant virus alters competition between aphid species
In the world of plant-feeding insects, who shows up first to the party determines the overall success of the gathering; yet viruses can disrupt these intricate relationships, according to researchers at Penn State. (2018-08-22)
Aphids manipulate their food
Aphids - who hasn't been bothered by these little insects at one time or another? (2018-07-31)
Flies meet gruesome end under influence of puppeteer fungus
Various fungi are known to infect insects and alter their behavior, presumably to assist in spreading fungal spores as widely as possible. (2018-07-31)
Night-time lighting changes how species interact
Night-time lighting from streetlights and other sources has complex and unexpected effects on communities of plants and animals, new research shows. (2018-07-26)
Birds eat 400 to 500 million tonnes of insects annually
Birds around the world eat 400 to 500 million metric tonnes of beetles, flies, ants, moths, aphids, grasshoppers, crickets and other anthropods per year. (2018-07-09)
Organic insect deterrent for agriculture
Traditional insecticides are killers: they not only kill pests, they also endanger bees and other beneficial insects, as well as affecting biodiversity in soils, lakes, rivers and seas. (2018-06-06)
How do insects survive on a sugary diet?
In research published in G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, researchers at the University of California, Riverside, show that bacteriocytes -- specific aphid cells that house the symbiotic bacteria -- have different DNA methylation patterns depending on what type of plant sap the aphid is consuming. (2018-05-24)
Cultivating cannabis
Not long ago, cannabis growers learned their trade mainly by trial and error, passing along tips to others behind a veil of secrecy. (2018-05-23)
Resistant varieties, beneficial predators can help producers win sugarcane aphid battle
While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study shows resistant sorghum varieties and beneficial predators could provide a solution. (2018-05-16)
Pesticides give bees a hard time
Scientists from the University of Würzburg have investigated the impact of a new pesticide on the honeybee. (2018-04-05)
Natural enemies reduce pesticide use
Crop variety in agriculture has a positive impact on the natural enemies of aphids. (2018-03-20)
Ants: Master manipulators for biodiversity, or sweet treats
Symbiotic ants manipulate aphid reproduction rates to achieve a specific mix of green and red aphids, maintaining the inferior green aphids which produce the ants' favorite snack. (2018-02-05)
New parasitoid wasp likely uses unique saw-like spines to break out of its host body
A newly discovered parasitoid wasp species from Costa Rica might be only slightly larger than a sesame seed, yet it has quite vicious ways when it comes to its life as an insect developing inside the body of another. (2018-01-31)
For global invasion, Argentine ants use chemical weapons
In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, researchers at the University of California, Riverside show how Argentine ants use chemical secretions as weapons in their interactions with harvester ants, which are native to California. (2018-01-24)
University of Montana publishes research on unusual gene evolution in bacteria
University of Montana researchers have made another discovery at the cellular level to help understand the basic processes of all life on our planet -- this time within the unusual bacteria that has lived inside cicada insects since dinosaurs roamed Earth. (2018-01-05)
Math for midges that pull 10g
Midges move with ferocious randomness, frequently subjecting themselves to accelerations of more than 10g, well beyond the limit of fighter pilots. (2018-01-02)
Insect communication
Communication is the theme of the 2017 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, broadcast next week on the BBC. (2017-12-21)
Plant defense following the iron-maiden principle
Calcium phosphate is a typical component of teeth. It has recently been shown that plants of the rock nettle family also use this very hard mineral in their „teeth (2017-12-20)
Caterpillar attacks allow aphids to sneak up on plants
A New Phytologist study indicates that plants prioritize the protection of flowers over leaves and that simultaneous attack by aphids, caterpillars and bacteria leaves plants vulnerable to aphids but more protected from caterpillars. (2017-12-06)
Protein restricts sap uptake by aphids
Researchers at Umeå University and Wageningen University have discovered how plants can defend themselves against aphids. (2017-10-10)
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