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Study effects paradigm shift in the understanding of how red rot attacks sugarcane

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Researchers at the University of São Paulo discover that the fungus uses volatile compounds to manipulate insects…

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Climate change makes West Nile virus outbreaks ‘plausible’ in UK

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: The common house mosquito (Culex pipiens) can transmit the West Nile virus view more  Credit: Fabrizio Montarsi,…

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Development anomalies recorded for the first time in a rare tiger moth

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Live male adult of Arctia menetriesii view more  Credit: Evgeny Koshkin The Menetries’ tiger moth (Arctia menetriesii)…

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eDNA analysis could contribute towards more effective pest control

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: A. Argentine ant and B. a map of the sampling areas. view more  Credit: A. Prof. Mamiko…

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First-of-its-kind flower smells like dead insects to imprison ‘coffin flies’

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: A. microstoma flowers half-buried in the ground (A) or inconspicuous among litter (B) or rocks (C,D) view…

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How moths find their flame – genetics of mate attraction discovered

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: A male European corn borer moth (Ostrinia nubilalis) sexually courts a rubber septum doused with the sex…

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Bees thrive where it’s hot and dry: A unique biodiversity hotspot located in North America

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: One of the spring-active desert bees, female Centris caesalpiniae on flower of Krameria view more  Credit: Bruce…

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New amphibious centipede species discovered in Okinawa and Taiwan

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: The amphibious Scolopendra alcyona Tsukamoto & Shimano inhabits streamside environments, deep in the forests of the Ryukyu…

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Pandemic-inspired discoveries: New insect species from Kosovo named after the Coronavirus

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: Male and female of the new species Potamophylax coronavirus, in copulation. view more  Credit: Halil Ibrahimi While…

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Firefly tourism takes flight, sparking wonder and concern

Fitness & Health: IMAGE: In North Carolina USA, male blue ghost fireflies (Phausis reticulata) glow while searching for mates. Their flightless…

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