2 species of owl flies

Ascalaphe loriot – Libelloides ictericus -Neuroptera – Ascalaphidae 4 genders of owl flies divided into 14 species in Europe.This first one is a scarce insect for which I haven’t found the English vernacular name. It occurs around the Mediterranean dry countries and can be rarely found in about 4 French departments. We encountered this individual […]

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Widely used insecticide contaminating water supplies, triggering wildlife die-off in Europe

The world’s most widely used insecticide is devastating dragonflies, snails and other water-based species, a groundbreaking Dutch study has revealed. On Monday, the insecticide and two others were banned for two years from use on some crops across the European Union, due to the risk posed to bees and other pollinators, on which many food […]

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