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Jan. 18, 2012

Bug Bytes - Break a Leg!

by The Bug Chicks

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Parasitoid wasps are usually considered beneficial insects because they attack common pests. But according to research by the Scottish Crop Research Institute, there’s one species that may be causing more harm than good. When a good guy goes bad, it’s bound to get interesting.

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Wild About Britain
Harlequin Ladybird Survey

 

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About The Bug Chicks

Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker are The Bug Chicks. They each have Masters Degrees in Entomology and love to teach people about insects and spiders.

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