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Insect Leaders Benefit from Followers, and Followers Benefit from Leaders

Scientists in Australia have shown for the first time that when insect larvae follow a leader to forage for food, both leaders and followers benefit, growing much faster than if they are in a group of only leaders or only followers. 398 more words

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It's got to be Roses

After all the problems I have had this summer with sawfly on the roses and me giving the roses a good talking to, I think it has worked. 271 more words


Day One Hundred and Sixty: Large Rose Sawfly Larvae

(Sorry this isn’t quite in focus – I christened these Messrs Cleese, Barker and Corbett)

There was I, imagining you were munching on rose leaves in order to become moths or butterflies, and find you are incognito, not caterpillars, but larvae, firefly-wannabees in waiting, cousin to wasp and bee, yet neither, imitator of fly but not one, master of disguise and illusion, your mother chainsawed her way into the rose stem to give you a hidey-hole start. 74 more words


A White Night

A few nights ago I decided to leave my comfort zone of forest lines and creek edges and delved into the world of an overgrown field. 554 more words