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2018-03-24T14:00:00.0000000Z

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: February 2018 Source: European Plant Protection Organization (EPPO) … Read more...

Maize
Stewart_s_Wilt
Italy
Pantoea_stewartii
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-24T08:00:00.0000000Z
Adult Asian citrus psyllid on a citrus leaf. Click the image for more information about it. Photo by David Hall

USDA https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2018/research-reveals-a-new-direction-for-halting-the-citrus-greening-epidemic/

New clues to how the bacteria associated with citrus greening infect the only insect that carries them …

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Asian_citrus_psyllid
Candidatus_Liberibacter_asiaticus
ARS_USDA
Resistance_in_nymphs
Symbiotic_bacteria
Wolbachia_pipientis
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-24T08:00:00.0000000Z
Figure 1. Virions of Oryctes Nudivirus (OrNV). (a) Showing capsids [c] and viral membrane [m], (b) showing capsids [c]. Source: With permission from A M Huger, J. Invertebrate. Pathology Vol. 89 (2005): 78-84.
Advances in Entomology Vol.06 No.01(2018), Article ID:81982,7 pages  10.4236/ae.2018.61004

By Geoffrey O. Bedford Department of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia

Copyright © 2018 by author and Scientific Research …

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Heteronychus_arator
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-24T08:00:00.0000000Z
This insect has a number of common names, and is said to be a worldwide problem. It is Mango blossom gall midge, Procontarinia mangiferae (= Erosomyia mangiferae Felt). Also known as the  Leaf gall midge, Gall fly and Mango … Read more...
Philippines
Mango_blossom_midge
Procontarinia_mangiferae
Cecid_fly
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-03-23T12:00:00.0000000Z
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture, Maldives
Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing on behalf of Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture of the Maldives.

We have received the following attached (with mail) pictures of an insect .

We would like to ask your assistance in identifying this insect. 

Thank you …

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Ministry_of_Fisheries_and_Agriculture
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-22T18:00:00.0000000Z
FreshPlaza

http://www.freshplaza.com/article/191669/Pilot-programme-to-combat-codling-moth-gives-spectacular-results

A pilot programme by Plant & Food Research to collapse the population of one of New Zealand’s most harmful apple pests, the …

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Pear
Codling_moth
Sterile_males
Sydney NSW, Australia
Request for information
2018-03-22T04:00:00.0000000Z

Greetings from Auckland, New Zealand.

I have been involved with monarch butterflies for over 40 years. Each year I take eggs or larvae into a netted area and release the adults, affording them protection from (mainly) social wasps. I founded the …

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New_Zealand
Monarch_butterfly
Survey
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-22T04:00:00.0000000Z

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) has announced it is allocating almost US$70 million from Section 10007 of the 2014 Farm Bill to support 494 projects in 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico.

The organization said these projects prevent the …

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Hawaii
Guam
CRB
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-03-22T04:00:00.0000000Z
'Bumps' on the fruit of okra, India (March 2017) 'Bumps' on the fruit of okra, India (March 2017) Larva of unknown insect emerging from the 'bumps' on the fruit (24 March 2018)

Dear All 

I am posting this for Sam who in March last year sent us photos of okra with small, rather elongated, light green bumps on the surface. Sam's message is below, and photos Okra1&2 are attached. Today, Sam has send another … Read more...
India
Okra
Bumps
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-03-21T04:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/wire-news/282418436/researchers-study-fundamental-interactions-in-soil-communities.html

Debora Rodrigues, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of Houston, is part of an effort to … Read more...
Fungi_and_bacteria_interaction
Soil