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It is assumed that this effect of locomotive behavior IS an effect on cognition (1-4). Navigation requires snapshot memory, learning, and attention (2-4). You asked if this effect of neonicotinoids on cognition manifests itself through other vital behaviors. The short answer, yes. Specifically neonicotinoids are shown to effect mating, queen behavior, and ...


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According to this paper, green pigments are found in lepidoptera. The study focused on Geometridae, and found that the primary pigment in emerald moths, such as Hemistola chrysoprasaria is also found as secondary pigment in Pseudoips prasinana. The authors dubbed the substance 'Geoverdin' and suggest it may be a derivative of chlorophyll consumed during the ...


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Tabanus nigrovittatus as my initial guess. "Greenhead horse fly." Source This is probably the biggest give-away for the genus Tabanus (namely the features of the veins at the wing tip, denoted R4 and R5, versus other Diptera orders), still searching out a good identification key to solidify the ID. Furthermore, also known as the salt marsh greenhead, a ...


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What you saw was simply female cockroaches expelling their many eggs as they approached death. We have German cockroaches here in Australia. I am always astonished at how quickly they spread and equally how easy to is to kill them. While there are many poisons on the Australian market for spraying them, which generally work, often quite slowly, any water ...



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