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Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-11-11T16:00:00.0000000Z
Dear PestNet Member
Hope you are fine with your research. Today I attached some images of insect that emerged from rice stem borer pupa. I collected stem borer pupa from field and keep them in lab. After one week the attached insect emerged; however, …
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Bangladesh
Rice_stem_borer
Sydney NSW, Australia
For your information
2018-11-10T16:00:00.0000000Z
Several emerging mosquito-management methods require the storage, transport, and delivery of mosquitoes to precise locations. There, lab-reared mosquitoes -- for instance, males that have been sterilized -- mix with wild mosquitoes and hinder the population's ability to reproduce or transmit disease to humans. But, getting those mosquitoes from the lab into the wild presents logistical challenges, such as how the mosquitoes should be packed for transport. A project led by researchers at New Mexico State University sought to answer how tightly male Aedes aegypti mosquitoes could be packed together. Surprisingly, the highest density the researchers tested -- 240 mosquitoes per cubic centimeter, or about 1,200 to a teaspoon -- resulted in the highest survival rate (about 85 percent) in an overnight-shipping test. This male Ae. aegypti, like many of the mosquitoes in the test, emerged with some missing scales and slight damage to its wings but was still able to fly. Credit: Geoffrey M. Attardo, Ph.D., University of California, Davis/Journal of Insect Science

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2018-11-mail-mosquitoes-nice-snug.html#jCp

Some methods send sterilized mosquitoes out into the wild, where they mate with females but produce no offspring, thereby causing their numbers to plummet. Other methods use …

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Mosquitoes
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-11-10T15:00:00.0000000Z
Caterpillar, fungus in cahoots to threaten fruit, nut crops, examine finds [Report]
New Zealand Herald https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12157501
Whanganui Chronicle
 
By: Staff Reporter

One of the country's most noxious weeds may have just met its match.

Horizons Regional Council, on behalf …

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Biocontrol
Gall_mite
Aceria_vitalbae
Sydney NSW, Australia
For your information
2018-11-10T15:00:00.0000000Z
Similar to article put out yesterday with more detail Phys.Org
Harvard University

Whether it's foraging for food, caring for the young, using their bodies to generate heat or …

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Bees
Neonicotinoids
Behaviour
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-11-10T15:00:00.0000000Z
EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/uos-pic110918.php
University of Sheffield

High levels of pollution found in many of the world's major cities are having negative effects on plants and insects, according to new research from …

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Pollution
University_of_Sheffield
Nitrogen_oxide
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-11-10T15:00:00.0000000Z

Infosurhoy http://infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/xhtml/en_GB/science/science-caterpillar-fungus-in-cahoots-to-threaten-fruit-nut-crops-examine-finds-report/

New research reveals that Aspergillus flavus, a fungus that produces carcinogenic aflatoxins …

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Aspergillus_flavus
Amyelois_transitella
Interaction_fungus_insect
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-11-09T16:00:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/new-tracking-system-could-show-last-how-pesticides-are-harming-bee-colonies

Neonicotinoids, the world’s most commonly used insecticides, effectively thwart many crop pests but they also have  …
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Bees
Neonicotinoids
Sydney NSW, Australia
Request for information
2018-11-08T16:00:00.0000000Z
Greetings from Uganda!
Does anyone have photographs of the eggs, larvae and pupae of the rice stem borer, Diopsis longicornis please? I am teaching our scouts to identify eggs (if that is possible) or later stages, for more timely crop protection. ( …
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Uganda
Rice_stem_borer
Diopsis_longicornis
Sydney NSW, Australia
Identification request
2018-11-08T16:00:00.0000000Z
Unknown beetle attacking oil palm in Papua New Guinea

Would anyone know what this beetle may be?They were observed damaging mature oil palm fruit bunches. Thanks Mark Kimbe Papua New Guinea

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Beetles
Papua_New_Guinea
Oil_palm
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2018-11-07T19:00:00.0000000Z
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FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/9040201/spent-yeast-from-beer-breweries-could-be-fruit-fly-bait/
The sludge, left over from making beer, may be the next best tool for fruit growers to control spotted-winged drosophila (Drosophila suzukii …
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Drosophila_suzukii
Bait
Yeast