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Bug out at Arizona Insect Festival | Arizona Daily Star

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Tucson is a hotspot for a myriad of insects as monsoon winds down.
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Don't call these bright bugs beetles | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun

Don't call these bright bugs beetles | Green Valley (AZ) News and Sun | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Giant mesquite bugs are eye-catching to say the least. These large striking bugs may appear scary to some, but these colorful creatures are actually harmless to people.
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Petal to the Metal | Wall Street Journal

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 |Andrea Wulf reviews “The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives,” by Stephen Buchmann.

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Monsoon often brings bugs, expert says | The Sierra Vista Herald

Monsoon often brings bugs, expert says | The Sierra Vista Herald | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

During the monsoon it is not uncommon to see all manner of insects buzzing about, and for several species of flying ants, it’s no different, said one Tucson-based entomologist.

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6 things to know about tarantula hawk wasps with 'traumatically painful' sting in San Antonio | My San Antonio (TX)

6 things to know about tarantula hawk wasps with 'traumatically painful' sting in San Antonio | My San Antonio (TX) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
There's La Lechusa and the Cucuy, but now San Antonio-area parents are warning their kids of an insect with a name scarier than the two - the tarantula hawk.
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What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times

What Glows in the Dark and Dispenses Cyanide? | New York (NY) Times | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Certain species of millipedes do, first to warn off predators and then, if necessary, to dispense with them.
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Recent rains mean more bees in Phoenix, Tucson | Arizona Republic

Recent rains mean more bees in Phoenix, Tucson | Arizona Republic | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Honeybees are busy as, well, bees this summer. Spring rains provided more food this year, so bees won't take their normal June and July holiday from frenzied activity. They'll stick around until October.
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Pick-Up-Lines: Even for Beetles They're all About Timing | Nature World News

Pick-Up-Lines: Even for Beetles They're all About Timing | Nature World News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The longhorned beetle was long thought to be the cologne connoisseur of the insect world, selecting mates based on smell alone. However, like a frat house drowning in Axe body spray, sometimes all the males in a region smell the same. So how do lady longhorns know who's 'Mr. Right?' According to a new study, timing is everything.
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Longhorned beetles use timing to find mates | redOrbit

Longhorned beetles use timing to find mates | redOrbit | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
For us humans, meeting that special someone often comes down to timing, and it turns out – the same goes for longhorned beetle.
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Glowing millipede a surprise find | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Glowing millipede a surprise find | Australian Broadcasting Corporation | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The faint blue-green glow of this millipede redefines how we look at the evolution of bioluminescence across the tree of life.
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Bombardier Beetle: Secret Of Deadly 'Gun' Revealed For First Time (VIDEO) | Headlines & Global News

New research uncovered how a beetle species shoots boiling chemicals at predators without harming themselves.
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Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Terra Daily

Meet the beetle that packs a machine gun | Terra Daily | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

If you thought that a beetle with a machine gun built into its rear end was something that only exists in sci-fi movies, you should talk to Wendy Moore at the University of Arizona.

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Natural Ways to Bug-Proof Your Home | Safe Bee (Blog)

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Forget pesticides. Keep ants, cockroaches, flies, beetles and other bugs from getting into your home with these environmentally friendly tips.
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Women in Pest Control and Entomology | Insight Pest Solutions

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The scene is all too common in people's imaginations today. A young girl shrieks at the sight of a spiders, an ant or any other creepy-crawly. In comes a father, brother, boyfriend or husband to the rescue.
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8 things you didn't know about humidity | PBS Newshour

8 things you didn't know about humidity | PBS Newshour | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A sunflower field and a tree at sunset. Photo Janet Kopper / Getty Images It's a T-shirt kind of day in Washington, DC: 85 degrees with 63 percent humidity
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Technology Transforms Tradition | Arizona Alumni Magazine

Technology Transforms Tradition | Arizona Alumni Magazine | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A new take on Arizona’s traditional five C’s: saving the cotton plant with bio engineering, using our greatest climate resource in solar energy production, changing the copper industry with state-of-the art technology, and providing life blood to cattle ranchers by opening a veterinary program. Citrus production in Arizona has declined, but Yuma has become the No. 1 producer of lettuce for the United States during the winter months.
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Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews

Is the Heat Bugging You? | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Every year about the middle of April, depending on the temperature in southern Arizona, eggs begin to hatch on mesquite trees and small, strange, blue bugs appear in large numbers. People don't notice these tiny insects until sometime in May, when they appear as inch-long, red- and white-banded insects with antennae that have an enlarged segment toward the tip. These odd-looking beasts are giant mesquite bug nymphs, Thasus neocalifornicus.
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Insects, not people, will taste UA corn | Arizona Daily Star

Insects, not people, will taste UA corn | Arizona Daily Star | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Part of the UA Campus Agricultural Center looks a little like Iowa.
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Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews

Two From UA Appointed Regents' Professors | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Two University of Arizona professors have received the highest honor bestowed on faculty in the Arizona state university system. The appointment of Bruce Tabashnik and Julia Clancy-Smith as Regents’ Professors, approved recently by the Arizona Board of Regents, brings to 99 the UA’s number of Regents' Professors since the designation was created in 1987. The honor is reserved for faculty scholars who have achieved national and international distinction for their work.
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Longhorned Beetles: Timing And Scent Are Everything When Looking For A Mate | Headlines & Global News

Researchers found different beetle species search for mates at different time of day and in different seasons because they give off the same pheremones.
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How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right | UANews

How Longhorned Beetles Find Mr. Right | UANews | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
A longhorned beetle’s sexy scent might make a female perk up her antennae. But when the males of several species all smell the same, a female cannot choose by cologne alone. For these beetles to find a mate of the right species, timing is everything, according to research from a University of Arizona-led team.
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How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog

How some beetles produce a scalding defensive spray | Science Blog | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bombardier beetles, which exist on every continent except Antarctica, have a pretty easy life. Virtually no other animals prey on them, because …

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Watch this beetle aim and fire its 'machine gun' | Futurity

Watch this beetle aim and fire its 'machine gun' | Futurity | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
X-rays and high-speed video reveal how bombardier beetles use a gun-like chamber in their abdomens to rapidly fire boiling chemicals at enemies.
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Secrets of Bombardier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed | Gizmag (Blog)

Secrets of Bombardier beetle's superheated defensive spray revealed | Gizmag (Blog) | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
Researchers have discovered how the bombardier beetle is capable of producing a unique defensive mechanism, whereby the beetle induces a chemical explosion inside it's shell, creating a boiling, toxic liquid which is then sprayed at its aggressor.
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