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2018-04-17T18:00:00.0000000Z
This little ant's body is chock full of goo-filled glands, just ready to burst open if it's threatened. (Supplied: Alexey Kopchinskiy) Three members of the exploding ant species attacking an enemy ant. On the right, you can see the sticky goo they've exuded. (Supplied: Alexey Kopchinskiy) This giant head is the right size and shape to block a nest entrance. (Supplied: Heinz Wiesbauer)

ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-04-20/colobopsis-explodens-explodinplug head-ant-borneo-entomology/9675306

By Belinder Smith Science Reporter Anyone who's accidentally stood on an ant nest will know just how good they are at defending …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-17T12:00:00.0000000Z

PCT Magazine http://www.pctonline.com/article/researchers-identify-chemicals-termite-communicate/ N.C. State researchers have identified the termite royal recognition pheromone emitted by queens.

Edited by Brad HarbisonResearchers at North …

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Termites
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Chemical_communication_queen_and_king_termites
Royal_recognition
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-16T04:00:00.0000000Z
Helicoverpa zea larvae in corn (© Whitney Cranshaw, Bugwood.org).

CABI Invasive Blog https://blog.invasive-species.org/2018/04/17/hybrid-swarm-a-threat-to-food-security-in-south-america/

By  Will Holland 

Australian scientists have published findings confirming the hybridisation of two of the world’s …

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Hybridisation
Helicoverpa_zea
Helicoverpa_armigera
South_America
Réduit, Moka, Mauritius
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2018-04-15T12:00:00.0000000Z

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Source: Mauritius Sugarcane Industry Research Institute [edited]
<http://www.msiri.mu/ UserFiles/File/Info%20Sheets/ Orange_Rust_Info_sheet.pdf>

Orange rust, caused by the fungus _Puccinia …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-08T04:00:00.0000000Z
banana
Fusarium_TR4
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Panama_disease
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-05T14:00:00.0000000Z
Bromus tectorum (downy brome) Villa La Angostura rubbish dump, Neuquén Province, Argentinean Patagonia

Plantwise Bog https://blog.invasive-species.org/

By Dr Pablo L. Plaza, Dr Karina L. Speziale, and Dr Sergio A. Lambertucci

In the current global climate of excess waste production around the world, there is great concern about how waste and dump sites …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-05T14:00:00.0000000Z
Helicoverpa armigera Image: CSIRO CSIRO scientist Tom Walsh working with cotton and its major pest Helicoverpa armigera or cotton bollworm. Image: Bill James/CSIRO The cotton bollworm and corn earworm cause US $5 billion in control costs and damage each year across Asia, Europe, Africa, America and Australia.

ECOS https://blogs.csiro.au/ecos/hybridisation-of-global-pests/

By Amy Edwards IT’S the stuff of science fiction. Hybridisation of two caterpillars in Brazil confirmed through extensive genomic testing by CSIRO researchers.

But it’s real and will …

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South_America
Bollworm
Corn_earworm
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-04T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Mon 2 Apr 2018 Source: WHCU News Talk Radio [edited] <http:// … Read more...

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-04-04T14:00:00.0000000Z

A ProMED-mail post <http://www.promedmail.org> ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases <http://www.isid.org> Date: Thu 29 Mar 2018 6:30 PM NZST Source: Radio New Zealand [edited] < Read more...

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New_Zealand
Stemphyium
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Onion
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-04-04T08:00:00.0000000Z

Dear pestneters,

I am sorry to pester you with some probably trivial ninja-fly taxonomy, however would it be possible for you to assist me with a quick statement on the taxonomic affiliation of the insect attached in the two pix. We see this …

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Cassava
DR_Congo
Whitefly