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Death Cap (Amanita phalloides), otherwise known as: Deadly Agaric

Cyprus Mail https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/06/13/plant-of-the-week-deadly-mushroom-historically-used-to-take-out-rivals/

By ALEXANDER MCCOWAN Habitat: A deadly fungi member of the Agaricaceae family, growing up to 10cm with a cap of 8cm in woodland …

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2018-06-22T18:00:00.0000000Z
Revealed in unprecedented detail - geminiviruses are a global plant pathogen
Being able to see its structure in great detail is vital as it could help virologists and molecular biologists better understand the virus lifecyle, and develop new ways to stop the spread of these viruses and the diseases they cause.

John Innes Centre https://www.jic.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/06/plant-virus-revealed/ One of the world’s most lethal families of plant viruses has been revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study that may provide clues to preventing the …

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2018-06-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

DeutscheWelle http://www.dw.com/en/working-with-insects-in-africa/a-44352242 The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology in Kenya was founded in 1970 and aims to improve the lives and health of people in tropical Africa by focusing …

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2018-06-22T14:00:00.0000000Z

The New York Times https://www..msn.com/en-us/sports/fifa-world-cup/england-tunisia-world-cup-game-overrun-by-insects/ar-AAyOWVb

By Sarah Lyall

VOLGOGRAD, Russia— The World Cup fans descended on the city. And then the bugs descended on them. …

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2018-06-22T04:00:00.0000000Z
CSIRO research scientist and beetle curator Dr Adam Slipinski holds a weevil fossilised in amber at the Australian National Insect Collection. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong Post-doctoral researcher Ling Zi Zhou, research scientist Andreas Zwick, post-doctoral researcher Luisa Teasdale, research scientist Adam Slipinski, and technician Vidushi Patel with beetle specimens from the Australian National Insect Collection. Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong Dr Andreas Zwick unloads the CSIRO's new acoustic liquid handler, which dramatically speeds up its DNA sequencing of insect specimens. 
Photo: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The CanberraTimes https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/how-csiro-researchers-are-tracking-the-evolution-of-australian-insects-20180620-p4zmk3.html

In news likely to disappoint Jurassic Park fans heading to the latest film in the …

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2018-06-21T18:00:00.0000000Z
View from a Bogong cave (Photo: Eric Warrant) Bogong Moths on Cave Wall (Photo: Eric Warrant)
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Spotted wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) is fairly unusual among fruit flies because it is attracted to not-quite-ripe or ripe fruit, and it is able to tear the fruit open with serrated hindquarters, which allows it to deposit eggs in ripening fruit. (Photo credit: Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org) Within the last several decades, there have been an increasing number of interceptions of the khapra beetle (Trogoderma granarium) at ports of entry by the USDA Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service. Here, an adult male (left) and female (right) are shown. (Photo credit: Rob Morrison, Ph.D.) While populations have subsided in the eastern United States, the brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys) is making inroads into the Midwestern and the southern U.S., where it is causing as much damage as it did when it first became a problem in the mid-Atlantic U.S. The species has now spread to 44 states. (Photo credit: Rob Morrison, Ph.D.) The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) can deposit up to almost 200 egg masses on a single host, but the host need not be a plant: lanternflies are happy to place egg masses on stones, fences, and other construction material, which makes them a great hitchhiking species. (Photo credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org)

EntomologyToday https://entomologytoday.org/2018/06/21/invasive-insects-the-top-4-most-wanted-list/

By Rob Morrison, Ph.D.

Admittedly, it’s hard to narrow the worst invasive insect species to just four (I was aiming for three actually), because there …

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2018-06-21T18:00:00.0000000Z
Experimental field site in Westhavelland Nature Park. Credit: Maja Grubisic / IGB Counting insects is part of the job. Credit: Gabriel Singer/IGB

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-06-pollution-insect-decline.html

Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology …

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2018-06-21T08:00:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/06/180620162415.htm

An international team of researchers has discovered evidence of 27 previously unknown viruses in bees. The finding could help scientists design strategies to prevent the …

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