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Hormone Transforming Caterpillars to Moths Identified

Recent research has led to the identification of a starter hormone responsible for initiating the transformation of caterpillars into moths//. The research was led by David Champlin, a biology professor at the University of Southern Maine, and assisted by students Paul Allee of Portland and Ste...

Size and Position of Floral Anther Plays a Vital Role in Pollination

...collection by buzz-pollinating bees . The male floral structures, anthers, release the pollen gradually, like tiny gumball dispensers. Unlike moths and butterflies that are often brilliantly colored to warn potential predators that they carry toxins, flowers and the fruits they produce have brilli...

Brits Experiencing Moth Trouble With Their Cashmeres

...more and more people are experiencing trouble with moths . Pest control company Rentokil was quote...ing that the number of calls received to deal with moths has risen by 25 per cent over the last year. ...hmere has become particularly popular recently and moths love it," a company spokesman said. Howeve...
Moths in Biological News

Migratory moths may hitch their rides, but they're anything but drifters

Night-traveling migratory moths may hitch a ride on the wind, but a new study in the October 14th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, confirms that they are anything but drifters. A previous report also in Current Biology offered the first evidence that Silver Y moths rely o...

Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiracahua Mountains

...attorneys on interpreting DNA evidence. Collecting moths is a hobby. His new discovery is Lithophane le...ported it in the journal Zoo Keys . Lithophane moths are members of the noctuid family, which often are...ves illuminating a sheet with mercury vapor lamps. moths are attracted by the lights and will land on the s...

The global impact of climate change on biodiversity

...graduates set off on an expedition in 1965 to trap moths on Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, little did they reali...he original survey, whose life-long enthusiasm for moths helped I-Ching Chen, who is from Taiwan, to come to terms with the sheer diversity of moths she had to identify. The study is published i...

Hind wings help butterflies make swift turns to evade predators, study finds

... ITHACA, N.Y. New tires allow race cars to take tight turns at high speeds. Hind wings give moths and butterflies similar advantages: They are not necessary for basic flight but help these creatures take tight turns to evade predators. "To escape...

Purdue study suggests warmer temperatures could lead to a boom in corn pests

...d particularly in the Southern U.S., where it has proven difficult to manage," Krupke said. "It is resistant to several existing pesticides, and adult moths are capable of being transported long distances in the jet stream to infest new crops." Alexander said a reduction in corn yields could have substa...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... team found that the reflected signal was weakest when the moth was pointed away from the transmitter - a "stealth" advantage that likely explains why moths turn tail when they hear a bat's chirp. Ultrasonic surveillance could later be used to listen to a bee hive or an ant colony without disturbing th...

Bitter-tasting nectar and floral odors optimize outcrossing for plants

...isits of pollinators such as hummingbirds and hawk moths optimize the tobacco plant's ability to exchange g...g. Archilochus alexandri ) and white-lined sphinx moths ( Hyles lineata ). When visitors took nectar from ...hus increasing pollen transfer. Later in the year, moths visit frequently, attracted by the odor of benzyl ...

Gypsy moth management made more efficient, cost-effective

... and cost-effective approach for controlling gypsy moths and other invasive pests has been created by biolo...e argue that it's just a matter of time before the moths spread across the entire United States, so why bot...s results allow managers in those states where the moths are actively spreading to select a management stra...

Zoologists challenge longstanding theory that 'eyespots' mimic the eyes of predators' enemies

...n to the paper using a high quality printer. These moths were then pinned to trees of various species at a ...ridgeshire, UK. Attached to each of the artificial moths was an edible mealworm as a temptation for woodlan...ows. The zoologists discovered that artificial moths with circular markings survived no better than tho...

Surprise in the organic orchard -- a healthier worm in the apple

...esearch Centre (BBA Darmstadt), the University of Hohenheim, and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology (MPICE Jena). Starting in 2005, codling moths collected from 13 organic orchards in southwest Germany were tested in the laboratory to confirm that the insects could tolerate granulovirus amounts ...
Moths in Biological Technology

Biologist discovers pink-winged moth in Chiricahua Mountains

...attorneys on interpreting DNA evidence. Collecting moths is a hobby. His new discovery is Lithophane le...ported it in the journal Zoo Keys . Lithophane moths are members of the noctuid family, which often are...ves illuminating a sheet with mercury vapor lamps. moths are attracted by the lights and will land on the s...

GM crops protect neighbors from pests

...onsidered non-toxic to humans, animals, fish, plants, micro-organisms, and most insects. However, it is highly selective and lethal to caterpillars of moths and butterflies. Bt is currently registered and marketed for use as an insecticide in more than 50 countries worldwide. It does not contaminate ground...

First documented case of pest resistance to biotech cotton

...stant to Bt toxins only if both parents are resistant. In bollworm, however, hybrid offspring produced by matings between susceptible and resistant moths are resistant. Such a dominant inheritance of resistance was predicted to make resistance evolve faster. The UA researchers found that bollworm res...

Cardiff University engineers give industry a moth's eye view

... When moths fly at night, their eyes need to capture all the light available. To do this, certain species have evolved nanoscopic structures on the surface of the...
Moths in Biological Definition

Brain

...ry bulb , and the mechanosensory neuropils which receive information from touch receptors on the head and antennae. The antennal lobes of flies and moths are quite complex. In cephalopods, the brain is divided into two regions: the supraesophageal mass and the subesophageal mass. These parts are div...

Entomology

...er of these subspecialties have their own names, derived from the scientific name of the group: Coleopterology - beetles Lepidopterology - moths and butterflies Myrmecology - ants Organizations Like other scientific specialties, entomologists have a number of local, national, a...

Parallel evolution

...cosystems, but not at the same time ( dorsal fins of sharks and ichthyosaurs ). A similar banding pattern that is found in almost all species of moths is another example of parallel evolution. Related articles Convergent evolution Evolutionary relay Mimicry ...
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