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2018-05-06T14:00:00.0000000Z

FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/194164/Drought-will-bring-more-crop-disease,-New-Zealand-scientists-warn

New Zealand’s land-based primary industries need to get ready for more, and more serious, crop disease as climate change causes … Read more...
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-06T14:00:00.0000000Z
A western green tree frog spring into action. DAVID A. NORTHCOTT

Cosmos https://cosmosmagazine.com/biology/how-insects-spring-to-attention

What do archers have in common with fleas? A new study now has identified the common engineering principles that enable animals, plants, fungi and machines to maximise …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-06T04:00:00.0000000Z
Beetles on pineapple, but are they primary or just there to feed on the juice.

I am sending this for Pita Tikai, Solomon Islands who is having trouble too with Yahoo

Hi Pestnetter​s, Attached are pictures of a beetle - ?stag beetle - damaging pineapple fruits at Papagu, Solomon islands. 

This is the first time that the … Read more...
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily..com/ releases/2018/04/180417115706. htm

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Modern monoculture farming, commercial forestry and even well-intentioned gardeners could be making it harder for honeybees to store food and fight off …

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2018-05-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

ReliefWeb https://reliefweb.int/report/ world/global-body-adopts-new- measures-stop-spread-plant- pestsREPORT

From: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation 

The International Plant Protection Convention approves standards on fruit …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-06T04:00:00.0000000Z
Twospotted spider mite females can lay up to 84 eggs during their life cycle.
Photo: Raymond Cloyd Western flower thrips females can lay anywhere from 84 to 130 eggs in their life cycle depending on the temperature of the greenhouse. Photo: Raymond Cloyd Aphids in greenhouses are predominately female and produce asexually through a process called parthenogenesis. Photo: Raymond Cloyd

Greenhouse Management http://www.greenhousemag.com/ article/reproductive-capacity- of-insect-and-mite-pests/ Preventative plant protection strategies are crucial in alleviating problems with insects and/or mite pests.

By Raymond CloydThe … Read more...
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2018-05-06T04:00:00.0000000Z

Morocco World News

https://www.moroccoworldnews..com/2018/04/245215/morocco-to-provide-biofriendly-pest-control/

By Hajare El Khaldi

Rabat-Biological pest control group, Biobest, announced the launch of its new, EUR 1.2 million “state-of-the-art& …

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Morocco
Aphidoletes_midges
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-05-05T04:00:00.0000000Z
Slug caterpillars on banana
Dear All, Any possible ID of the insect on the photo? It was found in Trinidad. Thanks Deanne Vijayanti Ramroop Trinidad Posted on user's behalf Read more...
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Trinidad
Caterpillar
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-05-04T22:00:00.0000000Z
This is a new green lacewing larva from Burmese amber. Credit: Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology

EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/caos-1lm042018.php CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES HEADQUARTERS

Camouflage and mimicry are pervasive throughout the biological world as part of the usual interactions between predators and …

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China
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Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-05-04T18:00:00.0000000Z

Hello everyone, Am Sam from India state of Gujarat. I have attached a photo of pomegranate. Can some one help me identify what insect is it.

Regards

Sam

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Pomegranate