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Ants Stay Clean By Squirting Antimicrobials From Their Butts
Animals  (tags: insects, ants, clean, squirting, antimicrobials, butts, interesting, research, study )

Giana
- 121 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Ants may not seem particularly germaphobic, since they live in bacteria-rich dirt and often eat decaying plants and animals. But some ants have evolved to be quite fastidious sanitizers, regularly bathing themselves in antimicrobial secretions.
Honeybee Parasite Found in Scotland
Animals  (tags: Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Conservation, Ecology, Food, Insects, Natural resources, Pollinators, Sustainability, UK )

Judy
- 428 days ago - planetearth.nerc.ac.uk
A parasite affecting honeybees has been spotted in Scotland for the first time, potentially posing a new threat to our battered bee population.
Biodiversity Faltering: 20% of Invertebrates Threatened With Extinction
Animals  (tags: biodiversity, endangered, protection, extinction, invertebrates, insects, animals, animaladvocates, environment )

Cal
- 601 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Twenty percent of invertebrates are at risk of extinction, according to a new report that looks at the 12,621 invertebrates assessed by the IUCN Red List
EPA, Stop Stalling & Protect Bees! ACTION LINK
Animals  (tags: bees, pollinators, pesticides, EPA, insects, toxins, environment )

Nancy
- 620 days ago - care2.com
Bees dying en masse? No big deal to EPA» Last March -- alongside partners and beekeepers, and with your support -- we filed an "emergency citizen petition" on behalf of bees.
Tell EPA to Protect Our Honey Bees From Pesticides ACTION
Animals  (tags: bees, pollinators, pesticides, EPA, insects, toxins, environment )

Nancy
- 670 days ago - salsa3.salsalabs.com
Honey bees and other insect pollinators are dying off at unprecedented rates and pesticides are a clear causal factor. This week and next, EPA is deciding just how "real" they think the pesticide threat to our pollinators is.
Monsanto Linked to Bee Plight
Animals  (tags: bees, honeybees, colony collapse disorder, monsanto, herbicide, pesticide, insecticide, GMO, corn, food safety, food labeling, pollination, crops, farms, poisoned food, toxic food, roundup, plants, insects, diabetes, saccharine, ag gag, cotton )

Deb
- 686 days ago - bellaonline.com
Research has shown that bee Colony Collapse Disorder is associated with Monsanto's neonicotinoid insecticides, as well as, exposure to the firm's genetically modified corn crops.
Insect Males to Go Extinct?
Animals  (tags: interesting, insects, nature )

Jae
- 980 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
Are males necessary? Maybe not for long, at least in an insect species whose females have begun to develop sperm-producing clones of their fathers--inside their bodies.
Micro World Of Insects
Animals  (tags: Micro, World, Insects, Animals )

Ivana
- 1073 days ago - petsfoto.com
Macro photography is close-up photography of usually very small objects. The classical definition is that the image projected on the "film plane" is close to the same size as the subject.
Monarch Butterfly Populations Tumbling
Animals  (tags: animals, butterfly, monarch butterfly, insects, research, environment, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1114 days ago - news.discovery.com
North America's beloved monarch butterfly may be sliding into a long-term decline. While monarch numbers have fluttered up and down over recent decades, one research group now says that there's enough data to spot a downward trend.
REPORT: Climate Change Caused By Deforestation Triggers Species Migration
Animals  (tags: animals, climate change, migration, insects, environment, wildlife, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 1128 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Local climate shifts caused by deforestation and land cover change are causing insects to migrate to higher -- and cooler -- habitats
Experts Report Positive Monarch Numbers This Year
Animals  (tags: animals, monarch butterfly, butterflies, insects, population, wildlife, environment, conservation, animalwelfare )

Yrna
- 1163 days ago - redorbit.com
Experts report a partial recovery in the annual winter migration of Monarch butterflies to Mexico,following a devastating 75 percent fall last year.WWF Mexico director Omar Vidal said on Monday that the numbers are still below average,but were encouraging
The Eggs Of Insects
Animals  (tags: Animal, Gallery, Green Home And Living, Insects, The Eggs, The Eggs Of Insects )


- 1194 days ago - green-gardener.net
This egg butterfly Dryas iulia on passionflower tendrils can not threaten the hungry ants.. This kind of butterfly lays its eggs almost exclusively on this plant
Bug to the Future: Extraordinary Silver Beetle Snapped in Costa Rica
Animals  (tags: Bug, creatures, insects )

Anna
- 1284 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
They look like tiny toys you'd find in a Christmas cracker - but these incredible silver beetles are the real deal.The shell of extraordinary futuristic-looking creatures, which measure around an inch in length, dazzles in the stunning metallic colour.
Photos: World's Biggest, Strongest Spider Webs Found
Animals  (tags: insects, spiders, discovery, wildlife )

Michelle
- 1313 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A river-spanning spider web dwarfs a park ranger in Madagascar in 2008. Made of the world's strongest known biological material, the web is the product of a new species, the Darwin's bark spider, which makes the world's largest webs of any spider,
New Bee Species Discovered in Downtown Toronto
Animals  (tags: Bee, Species, Downtown Toronto, insects )

Anna
- 1326 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A York University doctoral student who discovered a new species of bee on his way to the lab one morning has completed a study that examines 84 species of sweat bees in Canada. Nineteen of these species -- including the one Jason Gibbs found in downtown T
 

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