Topic: Entomology

Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

June 1, 2012
Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

The history of how red imported fire ants came to North America has a destructive end. Every year the non-native ants cause more than $1 billion of impact in Texas alone.

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Appalachian Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly A Hybrid Species Of Two Other Swallowtails, Scientists Find

Sept. 9, 2011

Flitting among the cool slopes of the Appalachian Mountains is a tiger swallowtail butterfly species that evolved when two other species of swallowtails hybridized long ago, a rarity in the animal world, biologists from The University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University have found.

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Field Guide for Texas Damselflies Highlights Diversity of Fascinating Insects

May 3, 2011

A new field guide for damselflies by University of Texas at Austin entomologist John Abbott is the most comprehensive guide for identifying the colorful insects that flit about streams and ponds around the state.

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Texas Leafcutter Ants Aided, But Also Limited, By Cold Tolerant Fungus Crops, Research Shows

Feb. 22, 2011

Texas leafcutter ants farm crops of fungus that evolved cold tolerance to Texas winters, just as northern farmers cultivate cold weather crops, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin show in a new paper published in the journal PNAS Early Edition.

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Sleepless Honey Bees Miscommunicate, Too, Research at The University of Texas at Austin Shows

Dec. 13, 2010

In the busy world of a honey bee hive, worker bees need their rest in order to best communicate the location of food to their hive mates, research from The University of Texas at Austin shows.

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