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Category archives for bugs

A paper by the University of Basel’s Zoological Institute to be published in the upcoming issue of the journal, Animal Behavior, reveals the complex relationship that baby bugs – nymphs and larvae – have with their parents. When young tree hoppers feel threatened they will shake the leaves and stems that they reside on, signaling…

Aphids: Martyrs or Murderers?

The great majority of cabbage aphids are peace-loving. To aphids, ladybugs are infidels. And what’s the greatest way to stop an infidel? A suicide bomb of course! In order to stave off their ladybug enemies, cabbage aphids strike back with internally produced, mustard oil bombs. The mustard oil–emitted in a single, deadly burst–either disables or…