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When laying their eggs, female hawkmoths rather share a host plant with competitors in order to escape from parasitic wasps. more

Removing the sugar component from a toxin in dandelion roots increases larval growth while simultaneously deterring the larvae from feeding. more

Learned odors influence the moths' preferences for certain flowers and host plants. Olfactory sensory cells on the proboscis, on the other hand, play no role in learning. more

New research shows that over the last 400,000 years, multiple pulses of increased rainfall transformed the generally arid Arabian Peninsula into a hospitable route for human population movements across Southwest Asia. more

Max Planck researchers decipher the chemical language underlying mating in 99 species of the genus Drosophila. more

Glyphosate inhibits symbiotic bacteria in the saw-toothed grain beetle more

Researchers elucidate how the insect regulates the accumulation of plant toxins via special transporters. more

The genome of symbiotic bacteria of beewolves is in the process of being reduced to their important protective function: the production of antibiotics. more

Beta-cyclocitral produced by plants after herbivore attack increases defense responses while inhibiting the production of metabolites for growth more

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