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Avarua Cook Islands
Identification request
2021-12-04T22:57:20.2135406Z
with various details with wing detail

Kia orana ant enthusiasts,

We recently found a large number of winged male ants. We have concluded there were in Ponerinae but are not any of our known species: Anochetus graeffei, Hypoponera punctatissimus, Hypoponera eduardi or Ponera tenuis. We …

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Formicidae
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-12-03T04:00:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily

Source:
University of Cologne
Summary:
Biologists have discovered how a pathogenic fungus can bypass the immune system of plants. By releasing an 'effector' molecule, it avoids elimination at a critical stage in its reproduction cycle.
A team …
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Verticillium_dahliae
Elicitors
Koror, Palau
Request for information
2021-11-30T05:48:54.8582128Z

Can anyone advise me on organic control of orange pumpkin beetle, Aulacophora species?  I tried garlic/chillie spray with no effect.  Nicotine spray (made with snuff and water) has some impact, but they are still devastating my cucumbers: …

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Kara, Togo
Identification request
2021-11-29T08:57:21.5247667Z

Dear colleagues, 

I would much appreciate if someone can help identify the insect in the attached  picture. It was found on common beans in the Centrale region of Togo.   Many thanks.

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common_beans
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-11-27T23:10:00.0000000Z

National History Museum

By James Ashworth

The combination of a common fungal disease with climate change on ladybirds could cause aphids to become more of a problem. 

Ladybirds infected with the fungus Beauveria bassiana were less …

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Ladybird_beetles
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-11-27T07:37:00.0000000Z

Hi Everyone

We are excited to tell you that PestNet has joined forces with the Pacific Pests, Pathogens & Weeds app (compiled by PestNet). It seemed sensible to put these two Pestnet endeavours together. Some time ago, we mentioned that the …

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Pacific_Pests
Pathogens_Weeds
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-11-26T03:56:00.0000000Z
ProMED
Cocoa
Swollen_shoot_virus
Ghana
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-11-25T00:31:00.0000000Z

EurekAert Researchers from the Disruptive & Sustainable Technologies for Agricultural Precision (DiSTAP) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) of Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT’s research …

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Diagnostic_tools
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-11-24T23:54:00.0000000Z

The Week https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/science-health/954861/east-africa-locust-plagues

Over the past two years, locusts have ravaged swathes of East Africa. But the cure for the problem may also have dire consequences

Most of the time, …

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Locust
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2021-11-24T23:05:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org

by British Ecological Society Diseases affecting different UK tree species have been shown to have a multiplying effect on the loss of associated biodiversity, according to new research published in the Journal of Ecology by …

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