Image of the Day: Pest Control

Neonicotinoids can be bad news for insects such as this tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata), which feed on the same agricultural pests that are eradicated by common insecticides.

The Scientist Staff
Dec 12, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS; IAN GRETTENBERGER

(See M.R. Douglas and J.F Tooker, “Meta-analysis reveals that seed-applied neonicotinoids and pyrethroids have similar negative effects on abundance of arthropod natural enemies,” PeerJ, doi:10.7717/peerj.2776, 2016.)