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'Expedition Everest' Finds New Species

...e in conservation." Highlights of the new species discovered by the team of biologists, botanists and other technical experts include: * A wingless grasshopper (Kingdonella) that can withstand extremely low temperatures and communicates by 'gnashing' its teeth. The male in this group rides on the back of the ...

Disney’s New Attraction Showcases the Discoveries of the Himalayas Expeditio

...le in conservation." Highlights of the new species discovered by the team of biologists, botanists and other technical experts include: ? A wingless grasshopper (Kingdonella) that can withstand extremely low temperatures and communicates by 'gnashing' its teeth. The male in this group rides on the back of the ...
Grasshopper in Biological News

Birds in Flint Hills of Kansas, Oklahoma face population decline despite large habitat

...-year study of regional viability of three grassland birds: the dickcissel, grasshopper sparrow and eastern meadowlark. With and her colleagues found that none of ... a 2007 report by The National Audubon Society, two of these species -- the grasshopper sparrow and eastern meadowlark -- have lost 62 percent and 75 percent, resp...

AGU journal highlights -- Oct. 16, 2008

...grasshopper effect," Jurado and Dachs focus on a class of persistent organic pollutants called polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB). Through studies of the grasshopper effect's seasonal variability and long-range atmospheric transport potentials, the authors find that the number of hops taken by a chemical over the o...

Post oak grasshoppers emerging

... house isn't necessary, he said, but a zip code and a nearby major intersection would be helpful. If possible, they should send a digital photo of the grasshopper so he can positively identify it. Behmer wants to use this information to begin mapping their location throughout the state and to create a database. ...

New genetic analysis forces re-draw of insect family tree

...a) and bees and wasps (Hymenoptera), which together represent 45 per cent of the animal species on earth. They also included one orthopteran (the grasshopper Locusta migratoria) and one hemipteran (the pea aphid Acyrthosiphon pisum), both of which are uncontested out-groups to the holometabolous insects. ...

Gene needed for butterfly transformation also key for insects like grasshoppers

...ricting the expression of the broad gene to a short but intense period of change at the transition from larva to pupa." Normally an insect like the grasshopper that does not undergo complete metamorphosis goes through subtle physical changes during each of its nymphal stages as it progresses to adulthood. If ...

Grasshopper love songs give insight into sensory tuning

...mboldt-University Berlin describe experiments with grasshopper auditory neurons that reveal new details of such s...es" that trigger the neurons differ from those the grasshopper hears in the natural environment but largely overl...played various snippets of white noise to isolated grasshopper auditory nerves and measured the electrophysiologi...

Scientists discuss improved biopesticides for locust control in West Africa

...been active in locust control since 1997, when he assumed coordination of the USAID-funded project at Virginia Tech, "Development of Biopesticides for grasshopper and Locust Control in Sub-Saharan Africa," which wrapped up in June 2004. Agblevor participated in this project by developing means of protecting shor...

Why do insects stop 'breathing'? To avoid damage from too much oxygen, say researchers

...designed to accommodate occasions when the insect is active. For example, a grasshopper is most active when it flies. When the grasshopper is inactive and resting, however, it continues to breathe in oxygen at the ...

Needling Chromosomes Reveals Cell Division Secret

...chromatid adhesion, Paliulis mastered the high art of manipulating two infinitesimal glass needles to impale each of two sister chromatids in cultured grasshopper cells at the appropriate time in cell division. Then, she would ever-so-gently apply force to pull them apart. Upon release, if they remained apart it...
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