September 28, 2020

Surplus sugar helps whiteflies detoxify plant defenses

This pest insect uses sugar from its food to prevent the activation of the mustard oil bomb in cruciferous plants (Nature Chemical Biology, September 2020) more »

September 18, 2020

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia provide snapshot of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

New archaeological research presents the oldest securely dated evidence for humans in Arabia (Science Advances, September 2020) more »

September 10, 2020

Diamondback moth uses plant defense substances as oviposition cues

A Chinese-German research team identifies the olfactory receptors of a pest insect that control its preference for cabbage, rapeseed and related species (Current Biology, September 2020) more»

September 4, 2020

Air pollution renders flower odors unattractive to moths

Tobacco hawkmoths are not attracted to flower odors when ozone levels are high; however, the moths are able to learn that odors modified by ozone may offer a reward, that is, nectar (Journal of Chemical Ecology, September 2020) more »