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A new study shows for the first time the impact that climate change is having on the rate in which mosquitoes diversify, and what...

First discovery of adventive populations of Trissolcus japonicus

Researchers used DNA analysis to confirm the wasp - which is native to China, Japans and Korea - was found in Switzerland in 2017.

Bee diversity and richness decline as anthropogenic activity increases, scientists confirm

Researchers compared wild bee communities in the tropical dry forest of Mexico living in three habitat conditions: preserved vegetation, agricultural sites and urbanized areas.

UK bumblebee population trends

Data collected by volunteers to assess the country's changing bumblebee populations have been analyzed in a new way for the first time -- and...

Fighting mosquitoes in your backyard with scientists’ help

Thanks to an innovative mosquito control approach, residents in several Maryland neighborhoods reduced populations of invasive Asian tiger mosquitoes by an impressive 76 percent,...

Invasive forage grass leads to grassland bird decline

Researchers found that a common cattle forage grass, tall fescue, is associated with nest failure in dickcissels, small grassland birds similar to sparrows.

Genetic breakthrough will aid whitebark pine conservation efforts

A research team for the first time developed reliable genetic markers known as nuclear microsatellites for the whitebark pine, a discovery that could improve...

Oldest fossil of a flying squirrel sheds new light on its evolutionary tree

The oldest flying squirrel fossil ever found has unearthed new insight on the origin and evolution of these airborne animals.

Newly discovered moth named Icarus sports a flame-shaped mark and prefers high elevations

A new species of owlet moth recently discovered to inhabit high-elevation mountains in western North America has been named after the Greek mythological character...

Underestimating combined threats of deforestation and wildlife trade will push Southeast Asian birds

The combined impact of deforestation and wildlife exploitation on bird numbers is severely underestimated and could lead to some species becoming extinct, a study...

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