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U.S. revisits proposed protections for imperiled fly

U.S. wildlife managers are revisiting a pending proposal to protect a rare, cold-water insect, after scientists confirmed its presence in new locations in Wyoming and Montana, officials said Wednesday.

Armyworm invasion threatening southern Africa’s crops

An invasion of armyworms is stripping southern Africa of key food crops and could spread to other parts of the continent, experts warned Tuesday at an emergency meeting of 16 …

Study: Invasive bugs found in fallen trees years after storm

They may be down but they’re not out: Damaging insects can emerge from fallen trees and logs for several years after a major storm, according to a U.S. Forest Service …

Tarantula discovered in Puyallup hotel after being left behind by its owner

A furry friend was picked up by Metro Animal Services at a local hotel in Puyallup on Jan. 17 – but it wasn’t a dog or a cat. A female …

Pine Beetles Feeding On Legacy Of Ice Storm

Walking through the Dishman Hills Natural Area, Guy Gifford sees the ghosts of Ice Storm. Here and there, ponderosa pines are turning yellow. About 60 have shown up so far.

Tick Storm Has Readers Pickin’ But Not Grinnin’

Payoffs, threats and force are necessary to get leads on hot fishing holes. But people will leave a lake while the trout are still biting just to tell me about …

Scientist Saw World In Its Fleas Insects Gave Traub Insight Into Evolution, Continental Drift

Dr. Robert Traub, a medical entomologist who compared fleas from distant times and places and saw in them clues to the mysteries of evolution and continental drift, died Dec. 21 …

Bees, Wasps Bug Crews Fighting Fire

Bees and wasps pestered crews battling a 400-acre wildfire in Southern California on Saturday as firefighters gained ground on a separate 1,100-acre blaze. The 400-acre fire forced the evacuation of …

Flooding Sure Sign Of Mosquitoes

This year’s floods have created ideal breeding conditions for mosquitoes. The floods left pools of stagnant water dotting lowlands from Benton City to Richland, said Steve Ingalls, manager of the …