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Smithsonian Asks Judge’s Help With Bug Collection

Entomologist Carl J. Drake spent his life studying bugs. When he died in 1965, he left his life savings and his vast insect collection to the Smithsonian. But now Drake’s will has become something of a pest.

06/13/2014

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Experts: Nice Winter Will Lead To Buggy Summer

Our mild winter may have helped area plants and trees bloom faster, but it could come at a price for every place from gardens to farms.

04/08/2012

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Warm Winter Gives Insects An Early Jump To Spring Season

As a warm winter gives way to an early spring, it’s not just flowers popping up. It’s bugs.

03/12/2012

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Warm Winter Gets Bugs Going Earlier

Insect experts say this year’s warm winter means bugs are getting an early start. University of Maryland entomology professor Mike Raupp says insects are cold-blooded and they come out earlier when there is a warm winter.

03/11/2012

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Stink Bug Spread Worries Growers Across Nation

An insect with a voracious appetite, no domestic natural predators and a taste for everything from apples to lima beans has caused millions of dollars in crop damage and may just be getting started.

05/20/2011

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Scientists Seeking New Weapon Against Stink Bugs

Scientists confronting the brown marmorated stink bug hope to get an emergency exemption by August that would allow apple and peach growers to use an insecticide currently banned from orchards.

03/18/2011