insects

Spotted lanternfly
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Mark Abrams
May 13, 2019 - 12:32 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Penn State researchers who are trying to stop the spread of the invasive spotted lanternfly have recently discovered a natural predator that could be an effective and massive tool to kill the bug. Specialist Heather Leach, based in the Department of Entomology at the...
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kissing bug
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Dan Wing
April 24, 2019 - 10:48 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed that a bug with a bite that can lead to serious cardiac and gastrointestinal complications, or even death if the person bitten goes without treatment, has been found in Delaware. A family in Kent County...
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A recently published study based on 27 years worth of samples from German nature reserves shows a 75 percent reduction in the abundance of flying insects.
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Molly Daly
January 01, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A recently published study based on 27 years worth of samples from German nature reserves shows a 75 percent reduction in the abundance of flying insects. That, along with a handful of other long-term studies, raises fears that we may be in the midst of an "insect...
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Crickets baked into cookies.
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October 30, 2018 - 1:17 pm
By Rasa Kaye PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — How many of you eat insects as part of a well-rounded diet? *Crickets.* No pun intended about hearing crickets, but asking that question at almost any gathering in the U.S. isn’t likely to result in a flurry of recipe-sharing. More than a quarter of the...
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Butterflies
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Dan Wing
August 31, 2018 - 3:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Detectives are investigating a bizarre theft that took place over the course of several days in Philadelphia's Holmesburg neighborhood last week. Philadelphia Police say the owner of the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion on Frankford Avenue reported that...
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Xtreme Bugs
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John McDevitt
May 22, 2018 - 6:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It's a bug's life, and we're just living in it — at least that's how it feels in a new exhibit surrounded by nearly 20 larger-than-life critters. The Xtreme Bugs exhibit opens this weekend at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, featuring state-of-the...
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