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Western Monarch butterflies take an astonishing step closer to extinction

An astonishingly few butterflies were found during an impromptu census tests insect populations' resiliency. Or are they butterflies really fish?... Read more»

Ant antibiotics: Could ASU research lead to human applications?

A recent Arizona State University study has shed new light on antibiotics produced by ants, and the lead author thinks the work could be applied to improving human health.... Read more»

Targeting a killer: UA researchers discover potential birth control for mosquitoes

University of Arizona researchers have forged a path toward mosquito birth control, manipulating DNA to fight such mosquito-transmitted diseases as Zika, malaria and West Nile virus.... Read more»

New insect squashed at Nogales border crossing

Agriculture specialists at the commercial port in Nogales discovered an insect new to the U.S. in a load of Mexican celery on March 20, a CBP news release said.... Read more»

Border ag specialists stop dangerous citrus pest

Agriculture specialists at the commercial port in Nogales intercepted an insect known to damage citrus crops during an inspection of a shipment of oranges from northern Mexico last week.... Read more»

Rare insect intercepted at Nogales border crossing

The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed Monday that a recent discovery of a pest in a commercial shipment of prickly pear pads at a Nogales crossing was the first-ever interception of the "Paromius dohrnii" insect at a United States port. ... Read more»

Yuma on front line of effort to keep out citrus-killing invader

There are thousands of glue traps around Yuma County as part of an intensive effort to keep the Asian citrus psyllid – and the fatal tree disease it can carry – out of the state. The invasive species has already decimated citrus groves in Florida and has footholds in California and Mexico.... Read more»

Desert Museum celebrates winged creatures

The Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum will celebrate winged creatures and the Year of the Bat during the Festival of Flight beginning Friday. ... Read more»