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2018-02-28T04:00:00.0000000Z

Phys.Org https://phys.org/news/ 2018-03-frogs-discovery- species.html#jC 

By Joann Adkins, Florida International University

FIU biologist Alessandro Catenazzi went in search of vanishing frogs in the Amazon. What he found was an entirely new …

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2018-02-27T04:00:00.0000000Z

Science https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/02/watch-moths-use-scent-learn-about-their-environment

By Kimberly Hickok

If you ever wanted to know what a moth was thinking, this might be as close as you’re going to get. In a new study published …

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2018-02-27T04:00:00.0000000Z
 The polyphagous shothole borer is tiny - but a fungus it’s commonly associated with can be deadly for trees. Wilhelm de Beer

The Conversation http://theconversation.com/a-tiny-beetle-and-its-deadly-fungus-is-threatening-south-africas-trees-92050

 By Wilhelm de Beer  Associate Professor, University of Pretoria

Sandton is Johannesburg’s economic hub – home to …

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2018-02-27T04:00:00.0000000Z

The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/ environment/2018/feb/28/total- ban-on-bee-harming-pesticides- likely-after-major-new-eu- analysis?CMP=share_btn_link

Thanks to Mike Furlong for sending in this article

By Damian Carrington

Analysis from EU …

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2018-02-26T02:00:00.0000000Z

There's an interesting article here about use of ICTs to fight the fall armyworm. Scroll down, and click on "read more" or go to

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2018-02-25T14:00:00.0000000Z
The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) tends to aggregate in great numbers, such as shown on this backyard tree. Says one entomologist who tracks the pest: “This pest has such a tremendous potential to breed and increase its population size that it can overwhelm individual properties and entire communities almost overnight.” (Photo credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org) Tree of Heaven - Ailanthus altissima. Tree of Heaven (Ailanthus altissima) is the preferred host plant for Spotted Lanternfly, but the insect will also feed on many other species of plants including, fruit trees, grapes and hops. (Public domain image) Egg masses of the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) are very inconspicuous and may be laid on virtually any surface. (Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture) The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) passes through four nymphal instars. The first three instars are black with white spots (such as the one pictured at right). The fourth instar (left) develops red patterning on the head, thorax, and abdomen, while still retaining some white spotting. (Photo credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org) First encountered in the United States in Pennsylvania in 2014, the spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) had spread to New York, Delaware, and Virginia by early 2018. The invasive insect threatens Tree of Heaven as well as grapes, hops, and fruit trees, and it has a penchant for hitchhiking. Anyone sighting spotted lanternfly is urged to report it to their state agriculture department or local extension office. (Photo credit: Lawrence Barringer, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bugwood.org)

By Meredith Swett Walker

It was a spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), a sap-sucking insect …

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2018-02-25T14:00:00.0000000Z

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 ( …

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2018-02-25T06:00:00.0000000Z
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FreshPlaza http://www.freshplaza.com/article/190088/Australian-and-NZ-authorities-on-alert-for-new-pest

Marmorated stink bug increases risk for horticulture

Australian and New Zealand authorities are on heightened alert for a new pest in the brown …
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2018-02-24T04:00:00.0000000Z
PestNetters might be interested in a report on the coconut rhinoceros beetle outbreak on Guam which I wrote for Invasive Species Awareness Week:
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