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Parasites FTW: Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms | Science 2.0

Parasite is colloquially a bad word but about half of all known species are parasites and biologists have long hypothesized that the strategy of leeching off other organisms is a major driver of biodiversity.

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IPM Short: Minute pirate bug good pest predator | Western Farm Press

IPM Short: Minute pirate bug good pest predator | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The minute pirate bug is one of the first beneficial insects to enter Arizona cotton annually. Nymphs and adults are voracious generalist predators which search out and stalk prey. The bugs aggregate in areas of high prey density, moving into cotton from alfalfa early in the cotton season to feed on thrips.  
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Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms | ScienceNewsline

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms | ScienceNewsline | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
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Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Science Codex

Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Science Codex | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Studying Galápagos hawks and their lice, biologists provide some of the first field evidence for co-divergence between parasites and hosts as a major driver of biodiversity. As the birds diversify into distinct populations on each island, their parasites diversify with them. The findings help explain the rapid rate of parasite evolution.
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Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Phys.org

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Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
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Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds | UANews

Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms, Study Finds | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the game of evolution, it's a winner.

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Webcasts on preventing sticky cotton available | Delta Farm Press

Sticky cotton is one of the most expensive and frustrating issues in the cotton industry worldwide Fortunately, sticky cotton can be minimized with good aphid and whitefly management practices.
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Wasps Are Our Friends: Part IV | Scientific American

Wasps Are Our Friends: Part IV | Scientific American | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
When most people think of wasps, they imagine a stereotypically striped stinging insect. Such wasps are part of the family Vespidae, but they are, in fact, ...
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | Idaho Statesman (Boise)

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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LAS VEGAS: Libraries battle bed bugs in books | Health | Brandenton (FL) Herald

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | News Observer (Raleigh, NC)

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | My San Antonio (TX)

Libraries battle bed bugs in books | My San Antonio (TX) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe. A bed bug was spotted in a Las Vegas-Clark County Library District bin two weeks ago in the service center where 18,000 library items are sorted daily, said Karen Bramwell-Thomas, the district's public relations manager. 

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How to garden for bumblebees | Mother Nature Network

How to garden for bumblebees | Mother Nature Network | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Creating a bumblebee-friendly garden will help the struggling pollinators and be a boon for your blooms as well.
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Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Daily News (New York NY)

Galapagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Daily News (New York NY) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it is a winner. Offered that about half of all identified species are parasites, biologists have extended hypothesized that the approach of leeching off other organisms...
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Variation in ant nest 'personality' | BBC News

Variation in ant nest 'personality' | BBC News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Colonies of several hundred ants show consistent differences in the way they behave, just like individual people do.

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Galápagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Innovations Report

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Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.

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Galápagos hawks hand down lice like family heirlooms | Science Codex

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Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the evolution of life on Earth, it's a winner.
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Galápagos Hawks Hand Down Lice Like Family Heirlooms | Yuma News Now

Say what you will about the parasitic lifestyle, but in the game of evolution, it's a winner. Given that about half of all known species are parasites, biologists have long hypothesized that the strategy of leeching off other organisms is a major driver of biodiversity.

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Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests | Western Farm Press

Big-eyed bugs have large appetite for pests | Western Farm Press | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Big-eyed bugs are predator insects whose large eyes provide a wide field of vision and boost the ability to locate prey.
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Growing concern in US: 'kissing bug' disease | Fox News

Growing concern in US: 'kissing bug' disease | Fox News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Some 8 million people have Chagas disease, a life-threatening illness passed to humans by "kissing bugs," or triatomines, living in Latin America.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | The Olympian (Olympia, WA)

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | The Republic (Columbus, IN)

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The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional - but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | The Telegraph (Macon, GA)

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional — but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe.
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Libraries battle bed bugs in books | San Francisco (CA) Gate

Libraries battle bed bugs in books | San Francisco (CA) Gate | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

The vampire in the teen romance your daughter checked out from the library is fictional but there could be a bloodsucker lurking in the book's binding that isn't make believe. A bed bug was spotted in a Las Vegas-Clark County Library District bin two weeks ago in the service center where 18,000 library items are sorted daily, said Karen Bramwell-Thomas, the district's public relations manager.

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