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Moth Definition A moth is a lepidopteran insect. Moths belong to the Order Lepidoptera, together with the butterflies.... Read More

To Elude Bats, A Moth Keeps Its Hearing In Tune

Current understanding of the co-evolution of bats and moths has been thrown into question following new research reported... Read More

Dung-Eating Koala Moth Named After CSIRO Head in Honour of Biodiversity Efforts

Dung-Eating Koala Moth Named After CSIRO Head in Honour of Biodiversity Efforts The CSIRO's chief executive Dr John Stocker... Read More

Lychnis Moth (Hadena Bicruris) Lays More Eggs In Isolated Areas

Lychnis moth (Hadena bicruris) lays more eggs in isolated areas The Lychnis moth (Hadena bicruris) is laying more eggs on... Read More

Indicator Species and Endangered Species

Indicator Species Certain species are capable of expressing characteristics that can indicate the state of the ecosystem... Read More

Natural selection

Natural Selection Definition What is natural selection in biology? Natural selection is defined as a process in nature... Read More


Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Parasites Trigger Healthy Eating In Caterpillars

Many parasites have developed mechanisms that suppress their hosts' ability to fight them off or even change their behavior... Read More

Insect Behavior

Insect Behavior Definition An insect behavior refers to the various actions of an insect in response to a stimulus or to... Read More


Definition noun, plural: epiphoras (1) (mycology) A genus in the Dothideomycetes order (2) (entomology) A genus in the... Read More


Lambda 1. The name of the greek letter lambda, corresponding with the english letter L, l. 2. (Science: anatomy) The point... Read More


silkworm (Science: zoology) The larva of any one of numerous species of bombycid moths, which spins a large amount of strong... Read More


peach (Science: botany) A well-known high-flavored juicy fruit, containing one or two seeds in a hard almond-like endocarp... Read More

Boron: “Deficiency symptoms may be more common than you thought”

By Ben Funnekotter Grower Solutions Magazine Lefroy Valley Magazine August 2004    Boron... Read More


miller 1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill. 2. A milling machine. 3. (Science: zoology) A moth or... Read More


prominent 1. Standing out, or projecting, beyond the line surface of something; jutting; protuberant; in high relief; as, a... Read More


Dagger 1. A short weapon used for stabbing. This is the general term: cf. Poniard, Stiletto, Bowie knife, Dirk, Misericorde,... Read More


satellite 1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. The satellites of... Read More


Antler (Science: zoology) The entire horn, or any branch of the horn, of a cervine animal, as of a stag. Huge stags with... Read More


Ermine 1. (Science: zoology) a valuable fur-bearing animal of the genus Mustela (M. Erminea), allied to the weasel; the... Read More

Moth patch

moth patch --> chloasma (Science: dermatology) melasma cholasma hepaticum a term formerly used to refer to circumscribed... Read More


unicorn 1. A fabulous animal with one horn; the monoceros; often represented in heraldry as a supporter. 2. A two-horned... Read More

New Tool For Comparative Gene Studies

A great deal is known about how model organisms such as fruit flies, nematodes and mice develop. But what about beetles,... Read More


Apple 1. The fleshy pome or fruit of a rosaceous tree (pyrus malus) cultivated in numberless varieties in the temperate... Read More

Forests and climate change – lessons from insects

Forests and climate change - lessons from insects Battisti A Dipartimento Agronomia Ambientale e Produzioni Vegetali,... Read More

Insecticidal Toxin Useless Without ‘Friendly’ Bacteria Accomplices

March 9, 2009 — The toxin produced by the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) is a popular insecticide used to control... Read More


pug 1. An elf, or a hobgoblin; also same as puck. 2. A name for a monkey. 3. A name for a fox. 4. An intimate; a crony; a... Read More


Definition noun The scientific study of insects Supplement Entomology is a branch of biology dealing with the study of... Read More


pinion (Science: zoology) A moth of the genus Lithophane, as L. Antennata, whose larva bores large holes in young peaches... Read More


Harness 1. (Science: zoology) An American bombycid moth (Arctia phalerata of Harris), having, on the fore wings, stripes and... Read More


Honeycomb 1. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs. 2. Any... Read More


an insect covered by a hard protective case at the stage of development before it becomes a moth or butterfly with wings, or... Read More


zebra (Science: zoology) Either one of two species of south african wild horses remarkable for having the body white or... Read More


potato Origin: Sp. Patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti. (Science:... Read More


slug 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. 3. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous... Read More


polyphemus (Science: zoology) A very large American moth (Telea polyphemus) belonging to the silkworm family (Bombycidae).... Read More


sphinx 1. In egyptian art, an image of granite or porphyry, having a human head, or the head of a ram or of a hawk, upon the... Read More


puss 1. A cat; a fondling appellation. 2. A hare; so called by sportsmen. Puss in the corner, a game in which all the... Read More


Lappet a small decorative fold or flap, especially, of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. (Science: zoology) lappet... Read More