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Category: Insects

tsetse fly

Scientists Decode Genome of Deadly Tsetse Fly

After a decade-long effort, an international team of scientists has cracked the genetic code of the tsetse fly, the bloodsucking insect that spreads African sleeping sickness.

Periplaneta japonica

New Cockroach Species Arrives in New York

Already infamous for its cockroaches, New York City now has a newcomer with which to contend.

cicada

Brood II: Return of the Cicada

Brood II is no horror movie sequel. It’s one of nature’s greatest spectacles, coming to the East Coast this month.