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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-20T01:12:00.0000000Z

The Herald (Zimbabwe) https://www.herald.co.zw/syngenta-develops-fall-army-worm-protected-seed/   

Kudakwashe Mugari Deputy News Editor Steps are being taken to fight fall armyworm, an invasive species from the Americas that arrived in …

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Zimbabwe
Avarua, Cook Islands
Identification request
2019-11-18T03:24:25.8174310Z
Live lateral and dorsal Pinned

Hello lepidopterists.

This unusual moth turned up recently. I don't know what the larva feeds on. It looks like a Erechthias. I would appreciate more information on its identification and what it feeds on.

Many thanks

Gerald

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-17T21:46:00.0000000Z

UGAToday https://news.uga.edu/study-predicts-impacts-invading-insects/

Hemlock woolly adelgid damage is visible on hemlock needles. (Photo by Kathie Hodge)

Scientists incorporate evolutionary history to predict impacts of invading insects

About 450 …

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Forests
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-17T21:31:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/11/love-insects-and-their-microbial-partners-helped-biologist-reveal-secrets-symbiosis

The sesame seed–size bug she nabbed—a psyllid, which causes the plant stems or leaves it feeds on to form hard nodules …

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Symbiosis
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-17T21:18:00.0000000Z

NatureWorldNews https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/42613/20191116/how-nematodes-outsmart-the-defenses-of-pests.htm

By Staff Reporter A successful pest

In an earlier study, Christelle Robert and Matthias Erb from the Institute of plant …

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Nematodes
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-14T11:35:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2019-11-drones-sterile-insects-disrupt-orchard.html

by Madeline Kelly, Michigan State University Chris Adams and Larry Gut, entomologists in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-14T11:25:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2019-11-scientists-evidence-insect-armageddon.html

by Shelley Hughes, University of York Researchers who set out to test the widespread theory that the UK is experiencing an alarming plunge in insect numbers have …

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Insect_decline
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-14T11:06:00.0000000Z
Contrary to the long-held belief that plants in the natural world are always in competition, new research has found that in harsh environments mature plants help smaller ones -- and thrive as a result. Credit: Scientific illustration created by Dr I M Berenjeno/DhramaBeren Studio, dharmaberen.com

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2019-11-thought.html

by University of Portsmouth Contrary to the long-held belief that plants in the natural world are always in competition, new research has found that in harsh environments mature plants help …

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-13T00:17:00.0000000Z

USDA APHIS https://idtools.org/id/wbb/sea-ambrosia/ 

USDA APHIS Plant Protection and Quarantine’s Identification Technology Program (ITP) is pleased to announce the release of Southeast Asian Ambrosia Beetle ID. The Xyleborini are the …

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USDA
Ambrosia_beetle
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2019-11-10T21:42:00.0000000Z

Please see latest Newsletter from LUCID containing information on latest taxonomic apps, as well as updates for LUCID v3.6 and for Fact Sheet Fusion.

https://www.lucidcentral.org/?na=v&nk=7574-f7f041f335&id=3

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