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Discover the fascinating lives of insects and their close relatives, and their roles as pests, pollinators, parasitoids, and predators
Well-nourished honey bees are better at fighting off a serious microscopic parasite that weakens their immune systems and threatens the health of their colonies, according to a new study from Oregon State University.
The female squash bee rises from her nest at dawn, earlier than any honeybee or bumblebee buzzes awake. She leaves her young in a nest tunneled about a foot beneath the ground to attend to her daily tasks of sipping nectar and gathering pollen...
Farmers in our region are under attack! The enemy: A tiny, smelly invader called the brown marmorated stink bug.
Experts say if it's not controlled soon, the pest could cause millions, if not billions, of dollars in damage to area crops....
The spotted wing drosophila is a new insect that enjoys fresh fruit as much as you do.
Amy Dreves is a research and extension entomologist at Oregon State University. She says the bug is a type of fruit fly that was discovered in...
For the past five years or so, the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB, Halyomorpha halys) has been a major concern for fruit growers in the Eastern U.S., particularly those in the Mid-Atlantic region. While it was first detected in the U.S...