In the forests of the Potaro plateau of Guyana, scientists have discovered a bright blue tarantula that is likely new to science.

Insecticides could be developed that kill pests without harming beneficial insects such as bees, according to a new study.

The "Lucifer heat wave" scorched most parts of Europe in the past two weeks leaving a trail of havoc of death and damages to crIps and property.

Sequences from the DNA barcode region of the mitochondrial COI gene are an effective tool for specimen identification and for the discovery of new species. The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) (www.boldsystems.org) currently hosts 4.5 million records from animals which have been assigned to more than 490,000 different Barcode Index Numbers (BINs), which serve as a proxy for species.

What usually comes to mind when speaking about biodiversity hotspots are tropical regions, pristine areas and magnificent forests.

The fall armyworm Spodoptera frugiperda is a prime noctuid pest of maize on the American continents where it has remained confined despite occasional interceptions by European quarantine services in recent years. The pest has currently become a new invasive species in West and Central Africa where outbreaks were recorded for

How will ecological communities change in response to climate warming? Direct effects of temperature and indirect cascading effects of species interactions are already altering the structure of local communities, but the dynamics of community change are still poorly understood. We explore the cumulative effects of warming on the dynamics and turnover of forest ant communities that were warmed as part of a 5-year climate manipulation experiment at two sites in eastern North America.

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A tiny subterranean spider (scientifically called Turinyphia cavernicola) — found only in three caves on a single island in the Azores, a mid-North Atlantic archipelago owned by Portugal — has been

Species that fed regularly on oil seed rape such as the buff tailed bumblebee showed more serious declines

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