Behavioral studies of stick insects have identified six mechanisms which coordinate leg stepping. All six are active between ipsilateral leg pairs. As a first step towards locating the neurons mediating these interactions, the present study describes the effects of cutting one of the paired thoracic connectives. After the operation the following changes in step coordination occurred. The ipsilateral leg immediately caudal to the severed connective generally showed weak stepping. In free-walking animals it often remained near its posterior extreme position and dragged along the substratum. During supported walking, rhythmic stepping was common, but the swing phase of this leg was longer and both temporal and spatial coordination were disturbed. When the leg made a pause it usually stopped in the air near the end of its swing movement. During steady walking, the operation interrupted information from the adjacent forward leg normally used to guide the end-point of the swing or to signal errors in ...
Allan J.D. 1982. Feeding habits and prey consumption of three setiplapian stoneflies (Plecoptera) in a mountain stream. Ecology 63:26-34.. Allan J.D. Flecker A.S. & McClintock N.L..1987. Prey size selection by carnivorous stoneflies. Limnol. Oceanogr. 32:864-72.. Baumann R.W. 1979. Nearctic stonefly genera as indicators of ecological parameters (Plecoptera: Insecta). Gt Basin Nat. 39:241 244.. Benfield E.F.1974.Autohemorrhage in two stoneflies (Plecoptera) and its effectiveness as a defense mechanism. Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 67:739.. Bottorff R.L & Knight A.W. 1987. Ectosymbiosis between Nanocladius downesi (Diptera: Chironomidae) and Acroneuria abnormis (Plecoptera: Perlidae) in a Michigan stream, USA. Ent. Gen.12:97-1113.. Brinck P. 1949. Studies on Swedish stoneflies. Opusc. Ent. Suppl. 11:1-126.. Brittain J.E. & Mutch R.A.1984.The effect of water temperature on the egg incubation period of Mesocapnia oenone (Plecoptera) from the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Can. Ent. 116:549-554.. Bukantis R.T. & ...
Storrer, J., and Cruse, Holk. 1977. Systemanalytische Untersuchung eines aufgeschnittenen Regelkreises, der die Beinstellung der Stabheuschrecke Carausius morosus kontrolliert: Kraftmessungen an den Antagonisten Flexor und Extensor tibiae: Open Loop Analysis of a Feedback Mechanism Controllingthe Leg Position in the Stick Insect Carausius morosus: Measurements of the Forces Produced by the Flexor and Extensor Tibiae Muscles. Biological cybernetics 25 (3): 131-142 ...
Bharadwaj RK. 1966. Observation on the bionomics of Euborellia annulipes (Dermaptera: Labiduridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 59:441-450.. Calixto A, Dean A, Knutson A, Harris M. 2006. Density changes of two earwigs, Labidura riparia (Pallas) and Euboriellia annulipes (Lucas) following fire ant reduction in Mumford, Texas. Southwestern Entomologist 31: 97-101. Choate P.M. 2001. The earwigs (Dermaptera) of Florida and eastern United States. http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/choate/dermaptera.pdf (13 November 2002).. Hoffman KM. 1987. Earwigs (Dermaptera) of South Carolina, with a key to the eastern North American species and a checklist of North American Fauna. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 89:1-14.. Klostermeyer EC. 1942. The life history and habits of the ring-legged earwig, Euborellia annulipes (Lucus) (Order Dermaptera). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 15:13-18.. Lemos WP, Ramalho FS, Zanuncio JC. 2003. Age-dependent fecundity and ...
Green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae) are voracious predators of aphids and other small, soft-bodied insects and mites. Earlier, we identified (1R,2S,5R,8R)-iridodial from wild males of the goldeneyed lacewing, Chrysopa oculata Say, which is released from thousands of microscopic dermal glands on the abdominal sterna. Iridodial-baited traps attract C. oculata and other Chrysopa spp. males into traps, while females come to the vicinity of, but do not usually enter traps. Despite their healthy appearance and normal fertility, laboratory-reared C. oculata males do not produce iridodial. Surprisingly, goldeneyed lacewing males caught alive in iridodial-baited traps attempt to eat the lure and, in Asia, males of other Chrysopa species reportedly eat the native plant, Actinidia polygama (Siebold & Zucc.) Maxim. (Actinidiaceae) to obtain the monoterpenoid, neomatatabiol. These observations suggest that Chrysopa males must sequester exogenous natural iridoids in order to produce iridodial; we investigated
Dohet, A. 2002. Are caddisflies an ideal group for the biological assessment of water quality in streams? Nova Supplementa Entomologica (Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Trichoptera) 15: 507-520.. Frania, H.E. and G.B. Wiggins. 1997. Analysis of morphological and behavioural evidence for the phylogeny and higher classification of Trichoptera (Insecta). Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 160. Ontario.. Friedlander, M. 1993. Phylogenetic position of rhyacophiloid caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera), a spermatological analysis of Rhyacophilidae and Glossosomatidae. Zoologica Scripta, 22(3): 299-304.. Friedlander, M. and R.E. Jeger. 1990. Phylogenesis of spermatogenesis in Annulipalpia caddisflies: An ultrastructural analysis on Philopotamidae spermiogenesis. Journal Of Structural Biology 105(1-3): 75-79.. Gall, W.K. 1994. Phylogenetic studies in the Limnephiloidea, with a revision of the world genera of Goeridae (Trichoptera). Ph.D. dissertation, Univ. of Toronto, ...
Dohet, A. 2002. Are caddisflies an ideal group for the biological assessment of water quality in streams? Nova Supplementa Entomologica (Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Trichoptera) 15: 507-520.. Frania, H.E. and G.B. Wiggins. 1997. Analysis of morphological and behavioural evidence for the phylogeny and higher classification of Trichoptera (Insecta). Royal Ontario Museum Life Sciences Contributions 160. Ontario.. Friedlander, M. 1993. Phylogenetic position of rhyacophiloid caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera), a spermatological analysis of Rhyacophilidae and Glossosomatidae. Zoologica Scripta, 22(3): 299-304.. Friedlander, M. and R.E. Jeger. 1990. Phylogenesis of spermatogenesis in Annulipalpia caddisflies: An ultrastructural analysis on Philopotamidae spermiogenesis. Journal Of Structural Biology 105(1-3): 75-79.. Gall, W.K. 1994. Phylogenetic studies in the Limnephiloidea, with a revision of the world genera of Goeridae (Trichoptera). Ph.D. dissertation, Univ. of Toronto, ...
Nobody wants creepy crawlers such as earwigs in their residence or commercial property regardless of whether they are harmless. You have to be aware of things that attract earwigs towards your place and focus on how to be successful in your way to get rid of earwigs. You must be conscious about preventing earwigs and enhancing your way of keeping the property free from insects.. Earwigs prefer to stay in the warm damp areas and hide under flower pots, mulch, leaf litter, woodpile, crawl spaces under houses. They usually enter the property to escape from dry or cold weather. They also come inside the house for food. They often follow the water from leaky pipes and usually gathered around the A/C unit outside.. There are different suggestions about how to catch earwigs. You need to fill the cat food cans with fish oil and drop them into the land near plants where earwigs usually appear. You have to empty such cans every day and set out some crumpled, lengths of old hose, damp newspaper, boxes with ...
As it turns out insects can breathe in air and they expel carbon dioxide into the air just like us, and all that! Oh…you knew that? I did not. How can they breathe? Where are their lungs? Okay I wont give myself a headache, and I feel one coming on, but I must share something with you concerning why an insect is, from mother natures point of view, better than you.. Insects are favored by evolution probably in large part because of the manner in which they breathe. Scientists call it discontinuous gas-exchange cycles, and this means exactly what you think it would: insects are able to survive a good length of time releasing very little or no carbon dioxide into the air at all.. So why is that so great you ask? Well it is pretty clear. If an insect can go without breathing, then pathogens are much less likely to enter into its respiratory system, and, therefore, insects are much less likely to die as a result of an offense to its organism. Is this the only advantage accorded to insects for ...
Many homeowners accept some insect damage, while others will tolerate none. The level of damage you deem acceptable largely determines the level of control required. Insecticidal control (applying chemicals) is still one of the quickest, easiest ways to control insects. But use it only when absolutely necessary. Sticking to a strict spray schedule is a waste of money in most cases. It may actually create pest problems by killing beneficial insects that eat other insects. And its generally not good for the environment.. Read and follow the instructions for safe mixing and application on the label of each pesticide you use. Pay close attention to the plants or crops a pesticide can and cant be used on. Concerning vegetables, pay close attention to the the amount of time required between the last application and harvest.. Gardeners willing to tolerate some insect damage can generally grow their plants with minimal use of insecticides. Some insects are always on the move - here today and gone ...
The presence of insects and pests is very common in a garden because it is a buggy place for insects. The presence of green vegetables, plants and plantations in a garden always attract plenty of insects. Some insects damage and harm the plantations but some other types of insects increase the growth of plants. Hence it is very important to control the population of insects in a garden to make sure the best performance of plants. There are hundreds of ways to control and kill the insects and pests like insecticides, pesticides and biological control. The use of cultural techniques and IPM is also best to lower the population of insects. The use of pesticides is associated with countless health hazards and drawbacks. The use of biological control is best to maintain the lower the population of insects. The most famous beneficial insects are following.. ...
There is scattered information on the status of and knowledge about stick insects in Māori tradition. Names include rō, whe and wairaka. In some traditions they were considered to be relatives of the mantis. If either of these landed on a woman it signified she was pregnant, and which insect it was indicated the childs sex. Some sayings claim that gardens are unsuitable where there are stick insects. In other sayings, when they drop onto you from a forest tree it is a sign that you have entered a sacred site.. In legend, before creating people, the god Tāne Mahuta fathered (with Punga) the trees, birds and insects of the forest. It was Tāne who pushed apart the sky (Ranginui) and earth (Papatūānuku) so there was light, allowing the forest inhabitants to see, breath and move. The insects are considered to be the children or embodiment of Tāne and deserving of respect.. In the story of Rātā, who cut down a tree to build a canoe without first paying respect to Tāne, the insects gathered ...
https://youtu.be/EIZ0wpH6FB8 This July 2018 video from Japan is about Stenopsyche marmorata caddisflies. From Shinshu University in Japan: Genome of Japanese insect delicacy sheds light on history of Earth October 4, 2018 Japanese scientists have shed light on the evolutionary biology and distribution of Stenopsyche caddisflies, also known as sedge flies, a common insect in Japanese…
There is a lot of talk concerning the health benefits of omega fatty acids. Currently omega fatty acids are among the best selling dietary supplements. At the moment insects are already being used to extract protein for dietary products like protein powder. During the protein extraction process, insect oil consisting of omega threes are also extracted, but the oil is not used. Instead the oil is thrown out and wasted. Many researches are disappointed that the valuable oil is wasted, and researchers now want to determine which insects are best for omega oil extraction. Additionally, researchers want to ascertain what an insects diet should consist of in order to extract the highest quality omega fatty acids. Insects naturally produce saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. So far the leading researcher involved in procuring fatty acids from insects has successfully extracted the highest quality oil from mealworms, beetle larvae, crickets, cockroaches, grasshoppers and soldier flies. The extracted ...
Caddis flies, order Trichoptera, were caught in light traps in Girton, Cambridge, UK, and in Llandinam, Powys, UK, during September and October 2012. The species caught fell into three broad categories according to body length and mass: (1) large (body length 10-15 mm and body mass 23-70 mg): Limnephilus marmoratus Curtis 1834, cinnamon sedge (family Limnephilae) and Odontocerum albicorne (Scopoli 1763), silver sedge (family Odontoceridae), N=22 insects; (2) medium (body length 7-12 mm and body mass 8-16 mg): Molanna angustata Curtis 1834 (family Molannidae) and Oecetis lacustris (Pictet 1834), longhorn caddis (family Leptoceridae), N=7 insects; and (3) small (body length 4.5-6 mm and body mass 1.5-6 mg): Mystacides azurea (Linnaeus 1761), silverhorn (family Leptoceridae), N=26 insects. No video data on Odontocerum albicorne and Oecetis lacustris are presented.. Photographs of live caddis flies were taken with a Nikon D90 camera fitted with a 100 mm Nikon macro lens. The anatomy of the legs was ...
University biologists agree, claiming that certain types of beetles, ants, crickets, and grasshoppers offer nearly as much protein per gram as lean red meat or broiled fish. Crickets need 12 times less feed than cattle to produce the same amount of protein.. Insects can also be rich in copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. They are also a source of fiber.. The UN said that insects provide a while slew of benefits outside of nutrition. The report claims that eating insects is also better for the environment - according to the agency, most insects are likely to produce fewer environmentally harmful greenhouse gases than other livestock.. The report pitched the idea of insect farming:. Insects are everywhere and they reproduce quickly. Currently, most edible insects are gathered in forests, and the small amount of insect farming which does take place serves niche markets such as the fish bait industry.. The UN even suggests that the restaurant industry could help in ...
Insect information from University of Minnesota Extension experts. This page lists insects by category: household insects, flower insects, fruit and vegetable insects, lawn insects, tree and shrub insects, biting insects and ticks, insect relatives, and general/curiousity insects.
Thats a lot to take in, so lets start with where stoneflies live. Stonefly nymphs live in swift, cold, clean water. Stoneflies are an excellent indicator species for the health of trout streams because, like trout, stoneflies cannot tolerate water that is warm, polluted, or carries a low oxygen content. The best place to find bugs is under rocks and gravel that are in the rivers current, especially in riffles where the natural churning effect of the water keeps it cool and full of oxygen.. The bugs will vary in size from less than 1/8 inch to over 1 inch long but are usually black, brown, or yellow in color. Their flat bodies and strong legs help them cling to underwater rocks, and theyre able to crawl along the bottom and among rocks with a distinct wiggling action. They do not swim, though they can become dislodged from rocks and drift downstream before finding another foothold.. Stoneflies go through a process called incomplete metamorphosis, meaning there is no wormlike larva stage or ...
A liquid bait for target insects and methods of attracting or controlling insects by means of its use. Sorbitol is dissolved in an amount of water sufficient to form an aqueous carrier. The dissolved sorbitol is in a concentration great enough to be effective as a humectant to retard drying of the liquid carrier. The liquid bait further includes at least one insect attractant that is dissolved, dispersed, suspended, or emulsified in the liquid carrier in an amount effective to attract the target insects. The insect attractant may include, in combination, sucrose, fructose, d-maltose, the lithium salt of saccharin, lithium chloride, and vitamins. The liquid bait also may include an effective amount of an insect control active ingredient selected from the group consisting of insecticides, insect growth regulators, chitin inhibitors, insect pathogens, insect-controlling materials derived from insect pathogens, and combinations thereof.
Introduction. Insects are overwhelmingly diverse ... so diverse you might well think it impossible to routinely recognize bugs, beetles and flies the way we expect at least a passing familiarity with most of the birds, mammals and other vertebrates that cross our paths. That perception is grounded in reality, since most known species of living things -- about a million of the 1.7 million or so named species -- are insects, and the number of insect species as yet undiscovered and unnamed undoubtedly runs into further millions. It all seems hopelessly overwhelming -- but it shouldnt.. Insect diversity, especially the almost untapped diversity of little-studied insects such as tiny tropical flies, should be seen as a rich ore of insights to be mined for generations to come rather than as a barrier to the study of insect natural history today. In fact, most insects are relatively easy to identify to a meaningful level. The orders of insects -- the big groups such as flies, beetles, dragonflies and ...
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Insects can use plants as ℠green phones´ for communication with other bugs. A new study now shows that through those same plants insects are also able to leave ℠voicemail´ messages in the soil. Herbivorous insects store their voicemails via their effects on soil fungi. Researchers from the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) and Wageningen University (WUR) discovered this unique messaging service in the ragwort plant. The influential journal Ecology Letters will soon publish these results.. A few years ago, NIOO scientists discovered that soil-dwelling and aboveground insects are able to communicate with each other using the plant as a telephone. Insects eating plant roots change the chemical composition of the leaves, causing the plant to release volatile signals into the air. This can convince aboveground insects to select another food plant in order to avoid competition and to escape from poisonous defense compounds in the plant. But the impact doesn´t stop there.. The new ...
Hexapoda, the insects, insect body and modifications, insect antennae, insect mouthparts, insect legs, insect flight, insect reproduction
by Regina Cutter Edwards. Butterfly gardens are not just for butterflies, as you probably have noticed this summer. With all the colorful and fragrant flowers, come many types of insects. Normally, when referring to insects, there are good/beneficial insects and bad/harmful insects. But, when we look at our butterfly gardens and get excited because we have caterpillars feeding on the leaves, we are actually getting excited over what would be considered a bad insect, because it is feeding on our plants. Having an insect garden changes the whole thought process of what is really considered good and bad. In the big picture, all insects in our gardens are great, if we have a garden especially for insects. But, if you have a butterfly garden and the Stink Bugs are feeding on all the caterpillars, it can be a little depressing. It really all depends on your perspective and how you look at your garden. Below are a few types of insects you may find in your butterfly gardens.. ...
A majority of humans spend their waking hours surrounded by insects, so it should be no surprise that insects also appear in humans dreams as we sleep. Dreaming about insects has a peculiar history, marked by our desire to explain a dreams significance and by the tactic of evoking emotions by injecting insects in dream-related works of art, film, music, and literature. I surveyed a scattered literature for examples of insects in dreams, first from the practices of dream interpretation, psychiatry, and scientific study, then from fictional writings and popular culture, and finally in the etymology of entomology by highlighting insects with dream-inspired Latinate names. A wealth of insects in dreams, as documented clinically and culturally, attests to the perceived relevance of dreams and to the ubiquity of insects in our lives.
You may have thought that only birds were physically capable of migrating to warmer climates during the winter months, while tiny insects stay behind and perish in the icy conditions. As it turns out, many insects are just as capable as birds at moving to more hospitable climates when it is needed.. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have been studying migratory patterns of various insects. The researchers were surprised at the high number of insect species that migrate south for the winter, and north for the summer. In fact, much of the scientific community was in agreement that most insects simply die during the winter or manage to survive with the help of progressively warmer winters, but they were wrong. The lead researcher at Lund University stressed the importance of monitoring migratory patterns of insects because many migrating insects are pests and keeping track of them is tremendously important, especially for farmers. However, monitoring insect travel patterns is also ...
The fossil record of the Dermaptera starts in the Late Triassic to Early Jurassic period about 208 million years ago in England and Australia, and comprises about 70 specimens in the extinct suborder Archidermaptera. Some of the traits believed by neontologists to belong to modern earwigs are not found in the earliest fossils, but adults had five-segmented tarsi (the final segment of the leg), well developed ovipositors, veined tegmina (forewings) and long segmented cerci; in fact the pincers would not have been curled or used as they are now.[16] The theorized stem group of the Dermaptera are the Protelytroptera. These insects, which resemble modern Blattodea, or cockroaches owing to shell-like forewings and the large, unequal anal fan, are known from the Permian of North America, Europe and Australia. There are no fossils from the Triassic when the morphological changes from Protelytroptera to Dermaptera took place.[42] The most likely, and most closely resembling, related order of insects is ...
Turf Pests & Insects , Lawn Pest Control Advice , Rolawn- insecticides for lawn insects pictures identification ,Turf Pests & Insects. There are many insects that feed on turf, but most do not cause a great deal of damage. If your lawn is affected by insects, you may want to enlist an expert to identify what type of insect it is, however the following guides will help with identifying and dealing with the most common lawn pests in the UK.Turf Disease Identification, Pictures of Lawn Problems and ...Several universities and organizations supply great pictures of diseased lawns online. Pictures may not be enough, unfortunately-many diseases and insects leave look-alike damage, at least to the untrained eye. The month of occurrence, recent weather conditions, location, soil, and especially turf type all help determine the possibilities ...
Insect communities and their interactions with plants are structured by habitat elements of ecosystems and their surrounding landscapes. For example diversity of some functional groups such as predatory ants changes with vegetation diversity and density at the scale of forest plots(1) while the amount of forest in a landscape increases the diversity and functions of insect communities relying on forest(2). Hence the retention of structural elements in forest stands (habitat trees, dead wood) and their surrounding landscapes (amount of forest) shape the diversity of insects and their functions.. From research on the effectiveness of management practices and habitat enhancement to increase insect diversity and ecosystem functions in agricultural landscapes(3) general hypotheses were formulated(2): for example the intermediate landscape complexity hypothesis describes that management at the habitat scale aiming to enhance biodiversity and ecosystem functions are most effective in landscapes of ...
Mayfly records compiled largely from country agency samples of river invertebrates together with research data from CEH, information from consultancy operations and casual records from amateur recorders. The Ephemeroptera Recording Scheme intends to produce an atlas of the data in due course ...
Grounds managers know that leaf-feeding insects can be a major problem for ornamentals. However, they may or may not be aware of how the damage they are seeing occurs. If you want to gain a greater understanding of such insects, the damage they can cause and effective control strategies, read on.The damage a leaf-feeding insect can inflict on a tree or shrub is significant in many cases. A graphic
Even tough-bite crappies, perch and sunfish dont stand a chance against the IMPULSE® Helium Stoneflys natural, slow-falling action. Fish it alone in shallow water or beneath a dropper spoon to reach deeper fish. Comes pre-rigged with a 1.6-inch IMPULSE®
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An insect trap and method of use. The insect trap has a roof, side walls, rear wall, front wall, and floor. The front wall has a front wall aperture, and the rear wall has at least one rear wall aperture. A plurality of dividers are disposed within the insect trap, with a divider aperture associated with each divider. The divider apertures alternate between being adjacent the floor and adjacent the roof in successive dividers. The method includes the steps of mounting an insect trap in a structure opening, allowing insect-enticing chemicals to waft from inside the structure opening to outside the structure opening through the insect trap, enticing the insect through a front wall aperture, divider apertures, and into an inner chamber adjacent the rear wall, and entrapping the insect within the inner chamber because the rear wall apertures are too small to admit passage to the insect.
Mai? 14, 1957 B. c. CHAPPELL LAMP CARRIED TRAP FOR MOTHS AND OTHER INSECTS Filed Jan. 25, 1954 IN VEN TOR. BE)? 7 c. cw PPE l. L fie/3M United States Patent LAMP CARRIED TRAP FOR Morris Ann orrmn INSECTS Bert C. Chappell, Pleasant Hill, Mo. Application January 25, 1954, Serial No. 405,779 1 Claim. (Cl. 43--113) This invention relates to improvements in devices for trapping and annihilating moths and other insects, particularly those with the ability to fly and which are attracted by light, such as from an incandescent lamp. The principal object of the present invention is to provide an insect trap and annihilator which can be readily suspended by an incandescent lamp bulb, so that insects attracted by the bulb when energized will be trapped and exterminated as a result of contact with heat from the bulb. Another important object of the invention is to provide an insect trap and annihilator constructed in such a manner as to not only catch and exterminate insects but to cause automatic expulsion ...
Insects such as fruit flies (Drosophila), Greater Wax Moths (Galleria) and a type of Hawkmoth (Manduca) can be used to test the efficacy of new antimicrobial drugs or to judge how virulent fungal pathogens are. It is now routine practice to use insect larvae to perform initial testing of new drugs and then to use mice for confirmation tests. As well as reducing by up to 90% the number of mice required, this method of testing is quicker as tests with insects yield results in 48 hours whereas tests with mice usually take 4-6 weeks.. We will continue to explore the similarities between insect and mammalian immune responses so that insects can be used as models to study different disease states in humans, said Dr Kavanagh. ...
Insect damage reduces sugar yields from sugar beet. Biotechnology is being used to make sugar beet more resistant to insect attack and increase sugar yields. Regulatory switches (plant promoters) are needed for steering the production of insecticidal compounds to insect damage sites. We identified several sugar beet switches that direct insect-fighting compounds to the root skin, the whole root or leaves. This information will be used to develop safer approaches of insect control to increase yields and reduce usage of chemical pesticides. To feed the rising global population will require that crops have an increased capacity to utilize shrinking natural resources and to resist diseases and insect pests. We studied plant responses to environmental stresses, primarily high soil salt concentrations due to reduced water availability. Our results demonstrate that a growth regulator gene known to enhance insect resistance supported plant growth in high salt concentrations, extended the growing period ...
Earwig: Earwig, (order Dermaptera), any of approximately 1,800 species of insects that are characterized by large membranous hindwings that lie hidden under short, leathery forewings. The name earwig is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word meaning
Over the past three decades there has been a dramatic increase in theoretical and practical studies on insect natural enemies. The appeal of insect predators, and parasitoids in particular, as research animals derives from the relative ease with which many species may be cultured and experimented with in the laboratory, the simple life cycles of most parasitoids, and the increasing demand for biological pest control. There is now a massive literature on insect natural enemies, so there is a great need for a general text that the enquiring student or research worker can use in deciding on approaches and techniques that are appropriate to the study and evaluation of such insects. This book fulfils that demand. A considerably updated and expanded version of a previous best-seller, it is an account of major aspects of the biology of predators and parasitoids, punctuated with information and advice on which experiments or observations to conduct, and how to carry them out. Guidance is provided, where
New genomic sequencing confirms that stick insects discovered near Lord Howe Island are the assumed-extinct Lord Howe stick insect.
Two types of photoreceptors are found in the median ocellus of Limulus. One type is maximally sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, the other to green light; they are called UV and VIS cells, respectively. Biphasic receptor potentials, consisting of a small initial hyperpolarizing phase and a later slow depolarizing phase, can be recorded from both receptor types. These biphasic responses are elicited in UV cells in response to long-wavelength light, and in VIS cells in response to ultraviolet light. Another type of hyperpolarizing response can be recorded in UV cells: after a bright ultraviolet stimulus, the cell remains depolarized; long-wavelength light rapidly returns the membrane potential to its value preceding ultraviolet illumination (this long-wavelength-induced potential change is called a repolarizing response). Also, a long-wavelength stimulus superimposed during a UV stimulus elicits a sustained repolarizing response. A third cell type (arhabdomeric cell) found in the median ...
Provides keys to identify families, genera, aquatic and terrestrial species of Neuroptera, including Megaloptera  Features over 600 illustrations
See the Insects: This is the main part of the app, and is an interactive insect encyclopedia. Navigation through the encyclopedia is by swiping through a series of meadow scenes, the insects in the different sections are on plants and flowers in the meadow. Insects featured in the app are from the order Diptera (flies), Hemiptera (cicada), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths), Coleoptera (beetles, ladybugs) and Orthoptera (grasshoppers and crickets). The meadow can be viewed at night or day, and is accompanied by insect sounds to suit the time of day. For each order there is an introductory screen which teaches the student about that order, its features, lifecycle and feeding habits. The student can also use a magnifying glass to look more closely at the insect and learn about its body parts. There are also post-it notes with more information if you click on them. After the introduction, come screens that look like specimen boxes containing an insect which moves if you touch it! It also contains ...
Homeowners are way outnumbered when it comes to fighting bugs, and one of the most common reasons why people use PestControl411.nets professional insect exterminators is that theyve already tried everything they could think of to no avail. Insect control is a science, and the measures that might completely eradicate an insect problem in one scenario could be ineffective in another. Professional insect exterminators bring more to the table than a spray-bottle. When you hire a pro from PestControl411.net for insect control, you are getting his or her knowledge not just of insects in general, but of their activity in your specific area.. Getting rid of roaches or ants in Florida is different than reducing wasp activity in Pennsylvania. Your local insect exterminator will be outfitted with all the best equipment and will have access to products the average homeowner doesnt. While your own efforts might end without making much of an impact, a good exterminator will be able to assess the situation ...
Homeowners are way outnumbered when it comes to fighting bugs, and one of the most common reasons why people use PestControl411.nets professional insect exterminators is that theyve already tried everything they could think of to no avail. Insect control is a science, and the measures that might completely eradicate an insect problem in one scenario could be ineffective in another. Professional insect exterminators bring more to the table than a spray-bottle. When you hire a pro from PestControl411.net for insect control, you are getting his or her knowledge not just of insects in general, but of their activity in your specific area.. Getting rid of roaches or ants in Florida is different than reducing wasp activity in Pennsylvania. Your local insect exterminator will be outfitted with all the best equipment and will have access to products the average homeowner doesnt. While your own efforts might end without making much of an impact, a good exterminator will be able to assess the situation ...
The genetic basis of wing development has been well characterised for model insect species, but remains poorly understood in phylogenetically divergent, non-model taxa. Wing-polymorphic insect species potentially provide ideal systems for unravelling the genetic basis of secondary wing reduction. Stoneflies (Plecoptera) represent an anciently derived insect assemblage for which the genetic basis of wing polymorphism remains unclear. We undertake quantitative RNA-seq of sympatric full-winged versus vestigial-winged nymphs of a widespread wing-dimorphic New Zealand stonefly, Zelandoperla fenestrata, to identify genes potentially involved in wing development and secondary wing loss. Our analysis reveals substantial differential expression of wing-development genes between full-winged versus vestigial-winged stonefly ecotypes. Specifically, of 23 clusters showing significant similarity to Drosophila wing development-related genes and their pea aphid orthologues, nine were significantly upregulated in full
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The Rubber legs stonefly nymph is one of my favorite stonefly nymph patterns for the Madison and Gallatin rivers. I tie this same pattern in lots of color combinations. Black, brown, golden, black and tan, black and orange, olive and brown are other good colors. Everyone has their favorite. Sizes range from #4 to #10. The great thing is that stonefly nymphs take two to three years to mature before emerging into adults, so there are always nymphs available for the fish year round. Arrick. ...
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It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the volume A key to the larvae of Italian species of Dragonflies (Odonata) by G. Carchini, released in Italian and English.. In this edition a new key for the Italian dragonfly larvae is presented, previously published in 1983. The reason that justified this new edition is the opportunity to: include some species newly present in the Italian odonate fauna; to critically consider the publications published in the meantime; finally, to correct some imperfections, to be attributed to the inexperience of the then young author. In the new key 86 species are considered, of which six not present in the edition of 1983; additionally, for four further species characters useful for determination have been given. New characters have been added, also based on the color, in vivo, and aided by some color photographs. The volume is on sale for 10€, plus delivery costs.. For Odonata.it members the price is 5€, plus delivery costs.. Odonata.it ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effect of temperature on development, survival, and adult body size of two green lacewings, Mallada desjardinsi and Chrysoperla nipponensis (Neuroptera. T2 - Chrysopidae). AU - Nakahira, Kengo. AU - Nakahara, Ryoichi. AU - Arakawa, Ryo. PY - 2005/12/1. Y1 - 2005/12/1. N2 - To search for a useful biological control agent and to determine the optimal rearing conditions for the green lacewings Mallada desjardinsi and Chrysoperla nipponensis, thermal effects on development, survival, and adult body size were examined at seven constant temperatures (15.0, 17.5, 20.0, 22.5, 25.0, 27.5, and 30.0°C) with a photoperiod regime of 16L : 8D (h). The developmental zero of M. desjardinsi larvae was higher than that of C. nipponensis larvae. The developmental zeros of C. cornea and C. nipponensis in earlier reports were similar to that of C. nipponensis in the present study. On the other hand, that of M. desjardinsi in earlier studies was somewhat higher than that of M. desjardinsi in the ...
Dragonflies (Odonata) are one of the ancestral groups of extant insects. They represent one of the three most basal branches in the phylogeny of winged insects. The other two groups are the Ephemeroptera, mayflies, and Neoptera, the latter which covers the remaining winged insects. The first paper is about the phylogenetic position of Odonata in relation to the other basal insect clades using 18S and 28S rDNA sequences. It was demonstrated that there are under certain parameters a strong statistical support for a sister-group relationship between Odonata and Neoptera forming the group Palaeoptera. The second paper is about the phylogeny of the Holarctic dragonfly Leucorrhinia. Dragonfly larvae are frequently equipped with spines on the abdomen, with great variation in spinyness between species. From an analysis of sequences of ITS and 5.8S rDNA it was found that spines have been lost at least twice in Leucorrhinia, in the European L. rubicunda and again in a clade of North American species. The ...
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I am responsible for teaching insect physiology and toxicology. My research started on the physiology of the insect circulatory system then switched to insect neurophysiological techniques aimed at describing the mode of action of neurotoxic insecticides. I briefly studied insecticide resistance in cotton pests coinciding with the introduction of synthetic pyrethroids, and then worked on the physiology of cotton pests, especially diapause in the pink bollworm, Pectinophora gossypiella (Saunders). I was asked by USDA-APHIS to explore strategies for improving the sterile insect technique for controlling pink bollworm by replacing radiation with conditional lethal genes. In the summer of 2004 we created our first transgenic pink bollworm with a functioning lethal RIDL gene supplied by Luke Alphey of Oxford University. Our collaborators in USDA-APHIS have applied for permits to field release these transgenic insect strains meant for population suppression. Work on insect transformation brought us in ...
We investigated the effects of plant architecture on predator-prey interactions by quantifying the behavior of green lacewing larvae on perennial grasses with divergent leaf architectures. Crested wheatgrass produces flat, broad leaves similar to those of wheat, whereas Indian ricegrass bears linear leaves that are tightly rolled inward. In the absence of prey, lacewing time budgets and residence times were similar on the two grasses, although predators tended to search longer on crested wheatgrass. On plants infested with the Russian wheat aphid, lacewing larvae dislodged, contacted, and captured significantly more aphids on Indian ricegrass than on crested wheatgrass. Comparisons between aphid-free and aphid-infested plants suggest that differences in plant architecture modified prey accessibility rather than predator movement. Aphids on seedlings and mature plants of crested wheatgrass frequently occurred in concealed locations, such as in the rolls of immature leaves or in the blade-sheath junctions
Damselflies (suborder Zygoptera) are insects in the order Odonata. They feed on flies, mosquitoes, and other small insects. Although they look like dragonflies, the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest. Furthermore, the hind wing of the damselfly is essentially similar to the forewing, while the hind wing of the dragonfly broadens near the base. Damselflies are usually smaller than dragonflies and weaker fliers in comparison, and their eyes are separated ...
Tips For Proper Insect Control. One of the most difficult parts of home ownership is basic upkeep. People in generally dislike the idea of having to mow the yard, keep things neat and tidy, re-paint the house every few years, the list goes on and on. Many times, these things get put off as long as possible. Its understandable how that happens. People are busy, and no one can devote the amount of time thats necessary to making sure everythings properly done.. However, one of the things you should never leave off is insect control. When you get one insect, you get dozens, if not hundreds. And while some insects are only a minor annoyance, many more of the most common insects can be downright disastrous. Luckily, if youre willing to do a little bit of work, you can maintain proper insect control without having to worry about huge, sweeping renovations.. One of the first steps to proper insect control is to keep your lawn mowed. This is something many home owners have to do anyway, due to ...
Tips For Proper Insect Control. One of the most difficult parts of home ownership is basic upkeep. People in generally dislike the idea of having to mow the yard, keep things neat and tidy, re-paint the house every few years, the list goes on and on. Many times, these things get put off as long as possible. Its understandable how that happens. People are busy, and no one can devote the amount of time thats necessary to making sure everythings properly done.. However, one of the things you should never leave off is insect control. When you get one insect, you get dozens, if not hundreds. And while some insects are only a minor annoyance, many more of the most common insects can be downright disastrous. Luckily, if youre willing to do a little bit of work, you can maintain proper insect control without having to worry about huge, sweeping renovations.. One of the first steps to proper insect control is to keep your lawn mowed. This is something many home owners have to do anyway, due to ...
Paleontologists use fossilized remains of insect bodies to study anatomy and develop hypotheses about evolutionary processes. Typically the only evidence available for this type of work is remains of insect wings. Bodies of primitive flying insects are rarely preserved and therefore little is known about them. The North Attleboro fossil will provide researchers with evidence of how it moved once it landed on a surface, as well as its stance, position of its legs and details about its abdomen and thorax.. The impression is about three inches long and is imprinted on the flat side of a rock. The impression does not contain direct evidence of the insect having wings but Knecht and Benner say evidence suggests that it was a winged insect. According to Benner, the insects anatomy and body plan are consistent with those of primitive flying insects. He also points out that there are no walking tracks leading up to the body impression, indicating that it came from above.. Michael S. Engel, a leading ...
What do your perfume, picnic lunch and bright orange shirt have in common? They could be inviting trouble your way. Each of these items can attract stinging insects to you as the insects search for food. And those insects can be hard to avoid. Youve probably had close encounters with stinging insects around your home and outdoors. And you may even have experienced the pain of one or more stings. If you have, youre not alone-more than 500,000 people go to emergency rooms each year because of insect stings, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). But there are ways you can reduce your risk of being bugged by insect stings-and possible allergic reactions to those stings. The prime pests All kinds of insects are around, especially in summer and early fall. To help reduce your risk of being stung, it helps if you recognize the insects that sting people the most. They include: Yellow jackets. These black and yellow insects usually build their papier-mâché-like ...
Dragonflies are large, slender insects that are up to 5 inches long. Dragonfly colors are brilliant blue, green, or brown. Compound eyes are large and hemisphere-shaped. Each compound eye has up to 28,000 separate lenses (ommatidia). The thorax is just behind the head and is the power center. Its strong muscles control the two pairs of wings.. Dragonflies belong to the Order Odonata. They have wings that extend horizontally to the side. They are unable to fold their wings flat against the body. Some smaller species are less than 1 inch long. Dragonfly legs are not made for walking. They bend, but are not very flexible. They have claws on the ends for grasping prey in flight and perching on leaves and twigs.. Darners are large and fast-flying dragonflies belonging to the family Aeschnidae. They are 2-3/4 to 4-3/4 inches long. They have large, clear wings with a span as wide as 5-7/8 inches. Darner naiads are 2 to 2-1/2 inches long with relatively short legs. Their flat lower lip lacks grasping ...
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