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Fall armyworm is native to tropical regions in the western hemisphere. It can only successfully overwinter in the southern U.S. (Texas and Florida), but the adults are strong flyers and capable of long-distance migration to northern states.

Almost every parent has heard some variation of the question, “are we there yet?” It’s a dreaded phrase for a reason; kids have a well-deserved reputation for struggling with long, winding expeditions. The challenge doubles when it comes to more metaphorical travels. When the questions shift from “how long until we’re there” to “how long until I grow up,” even parents are left scratching their ...

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SAN MARCOS, Texas — When Charlie Agar pried open the lid of an abandoned piece of farm machinery in San Marcos recently, he found a sweet treasure inside. Glistening honeycombs lined most of the rectangular hollow inside the equipment. But the honey was guarded by 5,000 to 6,000 wild bees that Agar had been hired to remove. One immediately stung him on his hand. The 50-year-old New Braunfels ...

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An Orland Park, Illinois, woman who raises butterflies in her home hit the monarch migration jackpot: A tiny tag affixed to one of her 2020 butterflies was recovered in the mountainous region of central Mexico where Midwestern migratory monarchs spend the winter. The female butterfly, listed as ACBM486, flew about 2,000 miles from Orland Park, in suburban Chicago, to the El Rosario nature ...

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Crops in many parts of Missouri are showing good potential as harvest draws closer, although hot weather to end August and the threat of fall armyworms have added some late-season drama for the crops and for hayfields.