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Entomology 2020

Entomology 2020: Attendees Note Favorites From Live Sessions

Entomology 2020 continued this week, with four days of live symposia and programming taking place Monday through Thursday. Once again, Entomology Today asked participants to share some of their favorites from the live events, plus more on-demand content they may have watched. Find out what has #EntSoc20 participants buzzing!

Ophiogomphus howei, female

Diminutive Dragonfly Makes New Appearance in Michigan

Ophiogomphus howei, the smallest dragonfly of its genus and known to inhabit ranges primarily in Appalachia and Wisconsin in the United States, has been discovered by Odonata enthusiasts in southern Michigan, in a setting that may prompt a rethink of the species' habitat preferences.

Amazing Insects ›

Insect costumes

These Insect Costume Designers are Dressed to Impress

Trick or treat? From colorful ornaments to foamy bubbles to piles of "junk," a variety of insects wear clever disguises that protect or hide them from predators. Learn about several of these insect ensembles—and perhaps find some inspiration for your next Halloween costume.  

Promecognathus Beetle Millipede Brawl

These Beetles Withstand Cyanide Blasts to Eat Millipedes

Flat-backed millipedes that defend themselves with cyanide have a fearsome foe in Promecognathus beetles, which are unfazed by the potent poison. A new study shows the beetles have evolved a unique tolerance for cyanide—rather than avoidance behavior or some other countermeasure—but the underlying mechanism remains unclear.

Science Policy and Outreach ›

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Vector-Borne Disease: CDC Report Outlines Key Steps for Prevention and Control in U.S.

Perhaps overlooked in the public eye upon its release in September, a new "framework" report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is none the less a vital step forward in the nation's efforts to better support and coordinate the prevention and control of vector-borne diseases. Here's a closer look at the report and what's next in this critical public-health pursuit.

outdoor play

Learning at Home With Bugs

Stuck at home with kids because of COVID-19? Check out this list of suggestions from bug experts about what you can do to keep kids engaged and learning.

Research News ›

Ophiogomphus howei, female

Diminutive Dragonfly Makes New Appearance in Michigan

Ophiogomphus howei, the smallest dragonfly of its genus and known to inhabit ranges primarily in Appalachia and Wisconsin in the United States, has been discovered by Odonata enthusiasts in southern Michigan, in a setting that may prompt a rethink of the species' habitat preferences.

The Entomology Profession ›

Entomology 2020

Entomology 2020: Attendees Note Favorites From Live Sessions

Entomology 2020 continued this week, with four days of live symposia and programming taking place Monday through Thursday. Once again, Entomology Today asked participants to share some of their favorites from the live events, plus more on-demand content they may have watched. Find out what has #EntSoc20 participants buzzing!

mouse tick sampling

A New Guide for Tick Researchers on Working With Mice

Entomologists studying ticks and the disease pathogens they carry must also become adept at handling the host animals that ticks feed on, such as mice. A new article in the open-access Journal of Insect Science offers a guide to do just that, part of a new special collection on protocols in medical and veterinary entomology.

lawn damage

Residential Pest Management: What Do Homeowners Know, and What Do They Do?

Massive quantities of pesticides are applied by homeowners on residential lawns and gardens each year. While some have an understanding of integrated pest management concepts and practice them on their property, many do not and indiscriminately apply pesticides. There is an opportunity for cooperative extension personnel to address this need by providing residential IPM and pesticide education programs.

Insect costumes

These Insect Costume Designers are Dressed to Impress

Trick or treat? From colorful ornaments to foamy bubbles to piles of "junk," a variety of insects wear clever disguises that protect or hide them from predators. Learn about several of these insect ensembles—and perhaps find some inspiration for your next Halloween costume.  

Spotted Lanternfly Tree

List of Known Host Plants Grows for Spotted Lanternfly

Two researchers compile existing research and additional observations to update the list of potential host plants for the invasive spotted lanternfly, bringing the worldwide total of plants the insect will feed on to 103—of which 56 are present in North America.

Ramandeep Kaur Sandhi

Time Management Tips for Entomology Graduate Students

Feeling rushed? The demands of pursuing a graduate degree can be daunting. Check out these tips and suggestions for optimizing time management—and reducing stress—for graduate students in entomology and related areas of study.

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