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28337
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The northern bush katydid (Scudderia septentrionalis) is currently listed by the North Carolina Heritage Program as a significantly rare insect. Surveys for the katydid in western North Carolina were conducted by listening for their unique mating calls. Observations provided estimates of their location and population.
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25023
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Mosquitoes, greenhead flies, and no-see-ums are a common itch factor in Eastern North Carolina. While every year, new methods are developed to reduce the population of these pests, using a repellent is still the best option for people exploring the outdoors.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. 15 Issue 5, May 1988, p1-2, il Periodical Website
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35428
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Profiled was the North Carolina Museum of Art’s 20th Annual Bugfest, touted by the author as the single largest bug-centric event held in the United States. This article discussed the theme of that year’s event, ants. Also noted was two Museum ant experts and their NCSU colleague’s list of seven favorite ants, which included the Exploding Ant and Indian Jumping Ant.
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30042
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A survey of ants and cockroaches present near suburban houses was conducted in Wake County, North Carolina. Observations from trapped insects show twenty-six species of ants, and indicate that the smoky brown cockroach (Periplaneta fuliginosa) is a prevalent pest that occurs both indoors and outdoors.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 17, Dec 1991, p9-16, bibl Periodical Website
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24841
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Dr. Adrian Smith presents her knowledge about ants, specifically Western long-legged harvester ants. She describes some general facts about ants as well as facts more specific to her line of study. She presents the findings of research she has done involving orphan ants and what is called the ‘queen’s death mark.’
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North Carolina Naturalist (NoCar QH 76.5 N8 N68), Vol. 24 Issue 1, Winter 2016, p4-5, il
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26005
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Kyle Hedlund is an associate professor of computer science with an interest in insect biology. To merge his two passions, Hedlund created an online catalog of North American ants.
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Endeavors (NoCar LD 3941.3 A3), Vol. 20 Issue 2, Winter 2004, p7-9, il, por Periodical Website
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28342
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The diversity and seasonal abundance of arthropods (insects and spiders) associated with two old growth and two secondary growth stands of eastern hemlock were assessed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. More arthropods were captured in secondary growth hemlock stands than in old growth stands.
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20667
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New pests and diseases are coming to the Carolinas. One is the brown marmorated stink bug, a native to Asia, which was introduced in the country in 1998. Two types of scale--the oak lecanium and the gloomy scale--attack oaks and red maples respectively. In June, 2013, the emerald ash borer was found in three state counties--Granville, Person, and Vance. This Asian beetle was first found in southeastern Michigan in 2002 and has since spread to eighteen states. Boxwood blight, found in the state in 2012, attacks American and English boxwoods.
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23341
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Numerous threats, such as disease, pests, or fire, have been constant in the daily lives of Pitt County ancestors. There are reports of numerous sicknesses and epidemics over the years. The disease that probably caused the greatest fear was Small Pox. Homeopathic cures and tonics, along with family remedies, have existed for all sorts of ailments, many of which are contained in the East Carolina Manuscript Collection of East Carolina University.
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9976
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Ellis describes a number of insects whose buzzing choruses are heard in the late summer and explains how they make them.
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25025
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A summer vacation is always accompanied by bugs. Whether these bugs are fire ants or ticks, there are ways to prevent them from biting you as well as ways to treat a bite from such bugs.
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Coastwatch (NoCar QH 91 A1 N62x), Vol. 15 Issue 5, May 1988, p4-5, il Periodical Website
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28208
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Researchers at East Carolina University conducted a study of tiger beetle (Megacephela carolina carolina) behavioral responses to simulations of bat echo location calls. Results reveal a host of acoustic startle response behaviors, suggesting that tiger beetles may have evolved hearing organs as a direct result of the hunting pressures exerted by insectivorous bats.
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36212
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An aspect of exploration that may not be included in history texts is the introduction of living things from other places into the land being explored, such as insects and plants. While they may be harmless, the author places emphasis on those considered invasive, or hitchhikers. The author noted that invasive plants and animals can inflict economic and environmental damage. Examples of invasive insects included Colorado potato beetle and Silverleaf whitefly. As for invasive plants, examples were Emerald ash borer and Crapemyrtle bark scale.
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36197
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To help draw the line between harmful or harmless insects is a description of ten, many which can be found in gardens. Harmless are pillbugs, common whitetail skimmer, bald faced hornet, and spiny back orb weaver. Destructive are harlequin bug, saddleback caterpillar, three lined potato beetle, wooly bear caterpillar, black carpenter and kudzu bug.
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26931
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The most satisfactory way to deal with mosquitos, gnats, biting flies, ticks, and mites during the North Carolina summer is to make yourself as unattractive as possible. DEET is the best insect repellent and proper clothing protects bare skin from insect bites. To treat bites, use Campho-Phenique as an itch-reliever and an antiseptic.
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Friend O’ Wildlife (NoCar Oversize SK 431 F74x), Vol. 29 Issue 8, Aug 1982, p3, il
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