Posts Tagged ‘Insects’

Double cuticle barrier in two global pests, the whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum and the bedbug Cimex lectularius [SHORT COMMUNICATION]

Yiwen Wang, Rocio Gallego Carballo, and Bernard MoussianThe integument protects the organism against penetration of xenobiotics and water that would potentially interfere with homeostasis. In insects that play key roles in a variety of agricultural an…

The unusual eyes of Xenos peckii (Strepsiptera: Xenidae) have green- and UV{-}-sensitive photoreceptors [RESEARCH ARTICLE]

Marisano James, Sri Pratima Nandamuri, Aaron Stahl, and Elke K. Buschbeck
The highly specialized evolution of Strepsiptera has produced one of the most unusual eyes among mature insects, perhaps in line with their extremely complex and challenging lif…

Study finds insects are healthier than beef, and you should eat them

As the global population expands and the middle class in developing nations grow, the demand for meat is projected to rise substantially– a major cause for concern. Meat production is high-resource activity, and greater demand could a catastrophic strain of resources like water and land. The solution could be a greater production of insects for […]

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