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Absurd Creature of the Week: This Beetle Uses Its Poop as a Shield or Sword - Wired


Wired
“This is just basic neurobiology,” says Chaboo. “It's crazy. The investment is what stuns me, is that the female is there guarding this brood for two to three weeks and putting her life on the line. And the assault on the brood is never-ending, it's ...

Weeding promotes biodiversity - Winnipeg Free Press


Winnipeg Free Press
A swallowtail butterfly alights on a golden Alexander plant. Removing weeds from Winnipeg's natural parks will enhance biodiversity. On May 30, a team of keen volunteers answered a call to remove weeds along Winnipeg's popular South Trail. The event ...

Ash borer may've found its match in wasp - MassLive.com


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That indicates "it has not reached these areas since other research studies have shown the wasp is very effective in detecting the beetle's presence," said entomologist Donald Chandler, a UNH zoology professor and experiment station researcher who ...
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