PhD update – Sue

I started my PhD investigating the interactions between two parasitoid wasps (Encarsia formosa and Eretmocerus warrae) and a predatory Hemiptera (Nesidiocoris tenuis) as natural enemies of greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum). Greenhouse grown tomatoes are...

PhD update – Isobel

Acacia falcata plants exude a sugary substance from the leaf-like phyllodes that attracts various insects, particularly ants. Two ant species, an Iridomyrmex sp. and a Polyrhachis sp. both commonly harvest this sugary secretion from A. falcata. To locate this...

Ant Thermolimit poster now up at SEB Manchester

Nigel is at the Society of Experimental Biology meeting in Manchester. He is presenting the work he, Behnaz, and Berlize Groenewald from Stellenbosch Uni have been working on: Thermolimit respirometry in dominant meat ants: Does microenvironment temperature influence...

Lab visitor

Recently Dr. Sara V. Pinzon-Navarro, Post-doctoral Zimmerman Fellow from Australian National Insect Collection recently visited the lab to look at weevils from Nigel’s Acacia insect sampling collections, She also gave a talk on her research “Integrating...