Effects of Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate on the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae and its bacterial symbiont, Xenorhabdus nemtophila

Effects of Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate on the nematode Steinernema carpocapsae and its bacterial symbiont, Xenorhabdus nemtophila
— This article by Matt Elenniss¹ and Jerry Cates², first published on 2 January 2012, was last revised on 22 June 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 13:01(02). ——————————- Beneficial entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) are commonly used, today, as biological agents to exterminate pest insects and their larvae. EPN are referred to as parasitoids because they kill the insects (the ...

Entomopathogenic nematodes and Their Enterobacteria Symbionts as agents of Termite Control

Entomopathogenic nematodes and Their Enterobacteria Symbionts as agents of Termite Control
— This article by Jerry Cates, first published in August 2001, was last revised on 07 December 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 02:08. —————————- This article discusses the biology, anatomy, and behavior of entomopathogenic nematodes (EPN) and their bacterial symbionts, specifically as agents of subterranean termite control. Particular attention is paid to the utility of EPN for ...

Funnel-Web Spiders from Sam Houston National Forest and San Antonio, Texas 3

Funnel-Web Spiders from Sam Houston National Forest and San Antonio, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, Marney M. (SHNF), and Cliff M. (San Antonio, TX), was first published in July 2009, and revised last on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 10:07. ——————————– Important Links related to the content of this page: (1) Spider Extermination and Control (2) Spider Bite First Aid ...

Termite Food Consumption in North America

— This article by Jerry Cates,  first published on 23 October 2001, was last revised on 6 December 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:01(03). ————————————- Termite Food Consumption How much do subterranean termites eat in a day? Summary: Subterranean termite daily food consumption rates vary, among six species of termites common to the United States, from 0.015mg ...

William Wordsworth: The Tables Turned (1798)

— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 11 October 2011, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:10(02). ——————————– The English Romantic poet William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850), in company with Samuel Taylor Coleridge (October 1772 – 25 July 1834), is ...

An Invasion of Evening Bats at a Residential Home in Georgetown, Texas

An Invasion of Evening Bats at a Residential Home in Georgetown, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates, first published on 10 October 2011, was last revised on 8 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:10(01). ————————————- On Thursday, 9 October 2011, Amy G. called and said: “Hey, Jerry… We have some new friends — actually a few bats — in our garage. They ...

A Buttermilk racer in Tomball, Texas

A Buttermilk racer in Tomball, Texas
— This article by Jerry Cates and Sarah dLR, first published on 28 August 2011, was last revised on 23 October 2013. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:08(04). ————————————-     On 28 August 2011, Sarah wrote: “Hi, Jerry. Could you tell me what type of snake this is?  I found it in my yard. Thanks Sarah” To ...

A Male Wild Turkey in Temple, Texas

A Male Wild Turkey in Temple, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Jan Niskala, first published on 23 August 2011, was last revised on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:08(02). ————————————- Early on a Monday morning (22 August 2011) after treating the wall of a residence in Temple, Texas, for carpenter ants, I started my ...

A Camel Spider from Afghanistan

A Camel Spider from Afghanistan
— This article by Jerry Cates and Jason Cates,  first published on 21 August 2011, was revised last on 5 September 2014. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:08(01) ——————————— Important Links related to the content of this page: Spider Extermination and Control Spider Bite First Aid   Important Links related to the Arachnid Described on this Page: Solifugae encounter, ...

A White-tailed Robber Fly from League City, Texas

A White-tailed Robber Fly from League City, Texas
— BugsInTheNews is a VIEWER-PARTICIPANT WEBSITE. This article by Jerry Cates and Mark Turvey,  first published on 31 July 2011, was revised last on 7 July 2012. © Bugsinthenews Vol. 12:07(09) ——————————— On 31 July 2011, Mark wrote: “Hi, Jerry Shot these photos of a strange-looking fly back on May 11th. He would move occasionally ...
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