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Life in a Coconut Flower

Mites are incredibly diverse — nearly 50,000 species have been described so far, but close to a million may await discovery. With most mites smaller than the head of a pin, studying them and describing new species can be a … Continue reading

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Metallic Wasps

Few things make me happier than beautiful new species featured in open-access publications. Today we greet a new species of cuckoo wasp from central and southern Europe (Rosa et al. 2015), and because the paper’s content is under a Creative Commons license, I … Continue reading

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Helpful Wasps

Internal feeders are insects, from beetles to caterpillars, that live inside plant tissues. Examples are bark beetles, which eat away at the inner tissues of trees; root-boring beetle larvae that live inside plant roots; and leaf-miners, caterpillars whose thin, almost … Continue reading

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