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Pakistan Agriculture Officials Get Smartphones With Pest Control Applications

Smartphones preloaded with pest control applications have been distributed to more than 300 officials of the Agriculture Department in Pakistan. According to a press release, the applications are designed to provide them with detailed pest situation reports…

Missing Birds: An Indian Ringneck Parakeet

Missing Birds in WA Could Become Pests, Official Says

Sixteen foreign birds have gone missing from a backyard aviary in Geraldton, Western Australia and are feared to become a major pest in the wild. The Indian ringneck parakeets that escaped two weeks ago were originally 20, but only four have been found so far.

A jumping spider eating a frog

Jumping Spider Preys on Frogs and Lizards Thrice Its Size

A jumping spider species with a mere one-inch long body has been discovered to eat lizards and frogs up to three times its size. “A vertebrate-eating jumping spider (Araneae: Salticidae) from Florida, USA”, a new study published in the Journal of Arachnology, documented cases when regal jumping spiders were spotted hunting and eating animals bigger than themselves, such as lizards and frogs.

A Matchbox Twenty Concert - Photo by Benjamin Robson

Matchbox Twenty Concert Gets Delayed Due to Bees

A Matchbox Twenty concert in Tucson, Arizona was postponed for more than an hour due to a swarm of bees. Exterminators were called to deal with the unwelcome concert goers of the American rock band.

The exotic wasp found in the Cocos Islands

Potential Arrival of Exotic Wasp in Australia Concerns Entomologist

An exotic wasp that has ended up in Cocos (Keeling) Islands could negatively affect the way of life of those in the islands and undermine Australian agrarian production. It is believed that the Macao paper wasp reached the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, about 2,130 kilometres from mainland Australia, by hitching a ride on an asylum seeker […]