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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-31T00:52:00.0000000Z

USDA ARS https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDAARS/bulletins/2a8b890

ARS News Service

The Calyptra pseudobicolor Bänziger is an opportunistic feeder that has fed on the blood of agricultural animals, and even humans.

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Calyptra_pseudobicolor
Halloween
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-30T22:25:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

Source: Schweizer Bauer [in German, trans. & summ. Mod.DHA, edited] https://www.schweizerbauer.ch/pflanzen/spezialkulturen/weiteres-tomatenvirus-aufgetaucht-60568.htmlIn France, another tomato virus previously not …

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India
Tomato_leaf_curl_virus
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-30T22:23:00.0000000Z

ProMED http://www.promedmail.org

Source: Mid-Day [edited] https://www.mid-day.com/articles/maharashtras-onion-farmers-staring-at-a-bleak-future/23059206[For] the onion farmers of Maharashtra, the monsoon season has brought disease. Much of the crop …

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India
Onion
Anthracnose
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-28T21:47:00.0000000Z

USDA ARS https://www.ars.usda.gov/news-events/news/research-news/2020/scary-insects-for-halloween-spider-vs-philolema-palanichamyi/

For media inquiries contact: Autumn Canaday, (202) 669-5480 October 28, 2020

There's nothing cool about being used …

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Parasitoid
Spiders
Farrer ACT, Australia
Identification request
2020-10-28T10:47:27.1596884Z
Dermestid larva?

Found these Dermestid (?) larvae in a bag of Arborio rice.

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Farrer ACT, Australia
Identification request
2020-10-28T10:42:35.6874796Z
Bee fly? Tiny insect on growing fig plant.

Hi, can anyone identify this insect? Tiny fly I noticed after taking photos of growing figs in Farrer ACT, Australia.

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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-28T00:02:00.0000000Z

ScienceDaily https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201026095402.htm

Source:
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena
Summary:
A research group has discovered that insects have a decisive influence on the biodiversity and flowering phases of plants. …
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Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-27T23:47:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/2020-10-endangered-trees-guam-contribute-ecosystem.html

by University of Guam Research at the University of Guam has shown that the decomposition of leaf litter from three threatened tree species releases nitrogen …

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Cyanobacteria
Brisbane QLD, Australia
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2020-10-27T23:04:16.5342520Z

Oryctes rhinoceros nudivirus (OrNV) is a dsDNA virus which has been used as a biocontrol agent to suppress Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. Recently a new wave of O. rhinocerosincursions in …

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CRB
CRB_G
Viruses
Coconut
CRB_P
Coconut_Rhinoceros_Beetles
Nudivirus
OrNV
Sydney NSW, Australia
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2020-10-27T22:50:00.0000000Z

EurekAlert https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-10/aps-ioa102620.php

While there are management strategies in place, many of them have become less effective in curtailing SCN populations. University of Illinois and USDA plant pathologists M.L. …

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Soybean
Arbuscular_mycorrhiza
Nematode