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Revisiting a Rose-bud Weevil

  Rose Curculio, ( Merhynchites wickhami ) is a pest of (you guessed it!) roses and less well known Rubus species such as raspberry, blackberry and thimbleberry. The adult weevils are pollen eaters which do not waste time waiting for […]

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Can egg-laying sawflies stimulate self-defense in a tree?

Blogging recent research: The Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) is a well-known hardy coniferous tree often used in the landscape by designers and gardeners. It originates in Eurasia, and in northern Europe it is the only native […]

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