Bore

“The emerald ash borer … beetles’ larvae feed on the surface layers of the wood of [the ash] tree, cutting off vital supplies of nutrients and water, causing branches and eventually the whole tree to die.” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24612322)

The European ash may be bored to death.

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Shower

“When atmospheric pressure was dropping rapidly, the male beetles became much less responsive to female pheromones.” (http://www.nature.com/news/amorous-insects-predict-the-weather-1.13874)

And yet smut* flourishes in a moist climate**.

*The fungal disease of grains.
**I apologise; it’s raining.

Biodi-verse

“The more forest grew on and near a coffee farm, the more birds the farm had, and the lower its infestation rates [and] damage by a devastating coffee pest, the coffee berry borer beetle.” (http://www.nature.com/news/birds-protect-costa-rica-s-coffee-crop-1.13689)

The more trees grew, tiddly pom,
The more birds flew, tiddly pom,
The pests that chew, tiddly pom,
Got fewer.