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Invasive Moth Species Found in Napa Valley Vineyards | NBC Bay Area

By NBC Bay Area Staff | July 8, 2015 A new worry for wine country: A destructive moth with an ominous name has been found in a vineyard in Calistoga. The Western Grapeleaf Skeletonizer is non-native moth with a ravenous appetite for grape leaves. The moths lay eggs in clusters on the bottom of the leaves, and after they hatch, the larvae feed on it. Fortunately, the metallic-bluish moth doesn’t spread diseases, but it can cause severe damage to the leaves after feeding on them, costing …

The Problem When Once-Endangered Animals Become Too Plentiful | TakePart

… eagles, and red-tailed hawks also came back from the brink of oblivion because of the ban on the insecticide DDT, which inadvertently destroyed their eggs. At the moment, in fact, I am sitting on my porch watching one of the hundreds of local osprey, saved from near extinction owing to DDT, flying home to its nest with a fish clutched in its talons like an auxiliary fuel tank. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: The Problem When Once-Endangered Animals Become …

Study finds many animals naturally produce their own sunscreen | Fox News

… that fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds produce a compound called gadusol, which helps to provide protection from the sun’s potentially harmful rays. “Humans and mammals don’t have the ability to make this compound, but we’ve found that many other animal species do,” Taifo Mahmud, lead author and professor at OSU College of Pharmacy, said in a news release. “The ability to make gadusol, which was first discovered in fish eggs, clearly has some evolutionary value to be found in so …

India home to 48 species of bumblebees – The Hindu

… ornamental and medicinal plants high in the Himalayas,” Mr. Saini told The Hindu over telephone from Punjab. Social insects Like the honeybees, bumblebees are social insects and live in colonies — the size of which depends on the species. “The founder of the colony is the queen that hibernates throughout winter. In spring, she finds a site for new nest. Having mated the previous autumn, she then lays her eggs which will result in the first batch of workers,” Mr. Saini said, explaining …

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