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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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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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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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9971
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Ellis describes how insects use camouflage, imitation, and deception to fool predators.
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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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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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30060
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Spider mites and false spider mites can cause considerable damage to plants. This report summarizes records for species of spider mites and false spider mites in North Carolina, as well as their plant hosts. Information is also provided on additional species that might be found in the state when more extensive collecting is done.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 12, Sept 1986, p19-27, bibl Periodical Website
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30075
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This paper offers a taxonomic and ecological summary of all known species of Sympotthastia, a genus of non-biting midges in the insect family Chironomidae. Chironomid larvae occur in all types of aquatic or brackish waters. Species found in the Nearctic realm of North Carolina provide additional information on the larval stages of certain species.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 11, Oct 1985, p39-53, il Periodical Website
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30079
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The adult male and female, and immature stages, of Paracricotopus millrockensis are described from specimens collected in North Carolina and Georgia. This is a new species of Orthocladiinae, an insect subfamily of non-biting midges. The species has been found in small streams associated with stone substrates, and the larvae feed mainly on detritus and algae.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 11, Oct 1985, p161-168, il, bibl Periodical Website
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30078
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The trechines are a group of small carabid beetles that includes many species restricted to cool, moist microhabitats. In the Appalachian region, they are abundant in caves of the Unaka mountain province of western North Carolina and adjacent Tennessee. New species are described and illustrated from Camp Creek Bald, North Carolina/Tennessee.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 11, Oct 1985, p119-132, il Periodical Website
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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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30126
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Bembidion plagiatum, one of the scarcest species of beetle in its genus, is reported from new localities in North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. This study provides information on the species’ behavior, distribution, and habitat preference.
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Brimleyana (NoCar QL 155 B75), Vol. Issue 7, July 1982, p145-150, il, map, bibl Periodical Website
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