Secret Site Map
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Home News Giant Ants Once Roamed Wyoming, Researchers Report

Giant Ants Once Roamed Wyoming, Researchers Report

Ants

An ant the size of a hummmingbird was discovered fossilized in 49-million-year-old Wyoming rock.

| May 6, 2011

An ant the size of a hummmingbird was discovered fossilized in 49-million-year-old Wyoming rock.

The discovery ranks as the first body of a giant ant from the Western Hemisphere, says paleoentomologist Bruce Archibald of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada.

The new species, Titanomyrma lubei, is related to giant ants previously found in German fossils. These long-distance relatives bolster the notion that the climate of the time had hot blips that allowed warmth-loving giant insects to spread from continent to continent, Archibald and a U.S.-Canada team propose online May 4 in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Click here to read the entire article.

Source: Science News

Top news

Couple Sets Room on Fire Trying to Rid it of Bed Bugs

A family is recovering after accidently setting their living room on fire, trying to rid it of bed bugs, ABC6Columbus reports.

AMVAC Announces 'Evolution of Bed Bug Control' Webinar

Featuring industry consultant Paul Bello and AMVAC's Charles Silcox, Ph.D., the Dec. 4 webinar will cover how control tools have evolved and provide insights into a new tool for managing bed bugs, and other pests, NUVAN Directed Spray

Target Specialty Products Hosts Annual Fumigation School

As part of the annual school, held earlier this month in California, attendees took a field trip to see an actual fumigation process. This year’s fumigation beneficiary was the Greater Richmond Interfaith Project, which had been battling bed bugs the past few years. The fumigation itself was donated by Your Fumigation office, Elk Grove, Calif.

Rose Pest Solutions Launches Madagascar Cockroach Giveaway Program

In an effort to stress the importance of science in the classroom while promoting the field of entomology, the Troy, Mich.-based company will give away more than 1,000 Madagascar hissing cockroaches to schools and children’s organizations in Michigan, Ohio and northeast Indiana.

Video: Cascade's 'Reality TV-Like’ Wasp Video

In the video, TV personality “Scott from Cascade” reviews a variety of issues related to the control of wasps. The video utilizes a “moving action” effect.

x