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Species identification - what kind of worm is this?

I am finding these worms in my bathroom since summer arrived. I have been finding these on floor, walls and damp towel I left hung overnight in bathroom couple of times. When these worms are squished, ...
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How to calculate the number of sterile insects that must be released in SIT?

The sterile insect technique (SIT) is used to control insect pests through overwhelming the population in sterile males. The increase in sterile males released into an environment causes the increase ...
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Gypsy Moth Caterpillar Behavior

I have recently done a fair amount of online research about gypsy moth caterpillars and sources I looked at say that older caterpillars feed on the trees primarily during the night and drop down and ...
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Debug Fresno; why are the released mosquitos said to be sterile?

I saw in the news that Verily Life Sciences will participate in an experimental release of sterile male aedes aegypti mosquitos in Fresno, California. Aedes aegypti is considered an invasive species ...
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Cocoon like bug on exterior walls south florida

Can anyone tell me what this is? One side of my house has 30 to 40 of them. when I try to pick them off they leave either brown spots or fibers from the cocoon. Is there anyway to deter them?
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Have there been any efforts to release opossums as a biological control against ticks?

There's plenty of examples of people recognizing opossums as a great ally in controlling tick populations (here's one example). However, I can't find any examples of opossums being intentionally ...
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How would a biologist handle the great emu war?

How would a biologist handle the great emu war? The Great Emu War, was a nuisance wildlife management military operation undertaken in Australia over the latter part of 1932. Wikipedia states the ...
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Is this a worm or snake?How to get rid of it?

Hi! I found this thing in my bathroom. I killed it but still it's friends keep on reappearing. It moves slowly , is it a snake? How can i get rid of them? I live in Mumbai, India. It's rainy season ...
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Please help me to identify this creature, is it harmful and possible solution of how to get rid of these in my house

Please help me to identify this creature, is it harmful and possible solution of how to get rid of these in my house. Please forgive me for bad image quality, some of these have white dot at the back(...
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Help in identifying crusty formation on Eucalyptus leaves

I am working with the plant species Eucalyptus perriniana (spinning gum) for one of my research projects. A few days into the experiment, I noticed some crusty deposits forming on several leaves (as ...
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Pest on fenugreek

I need help identifying this pest on a fenugreek leaf. It is very common Maharashtra and Karnataka (India), and probably other states as well. Some of the leaves in the fenugreek bunches bought in the ...
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Will charged water ions sprayed onto plants keep insects off?

I had stumbled on an article about a Dutch firm that devised an irrigation system that used mist of ionized water droplets that they claim keeps insects away from the plants. This break through would ...
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What ant is this?

I'm really really confused about these ants. Basically they come to our home when grain is on floor or there is something sweet. The lenth is around 7 mm - 10 mm. May vary a bit. The front side is ...
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Tiny bug in Amman-Jordan

I saw this bug many times in my room this spring. Can any one help identifying it?!
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Do flies avoid infrared light?

If flies avoid IR light, many places can be kept free from flies using IR light. We see insect repellers in many restaurants, but they don't seem to work well. Can IR be a safe & effective ...
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Is this not a moth?

I apologise for the terrible photographs. I tried many times and can not shoot better ones. I came back from vacation and moths (I assume) came creeping out of two packages containing oatmeal and ...
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What insect is this?

Is this a cockroach? Thanks in advance for your kind help.