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International Congress Entomology 2022

ICE 2022: A Graduate Student’s Perspective

With the first International Congress of Entomology of the COVID-19 era finally in the books, a Ph.D. student in entomology who participated in Helsinki shares his experience and the value he found in attending the (usually) quadrennial gathering of global entomologists.

Amazing Insects ›

Study Sheds Light on Origins of Unique Silkworm Strain

Dubbed a "living fossil" by researchers, the Yao silkworm has been domesticated in virtual isolation for a millennium by the Baiku Yao ethnic group in China. New genetic research on the strain finds that the Yao silkworm is a primitive form of the domestic silkworm species Bombyx mori and more distantly related to other wild silkworm species.

Cryptic species of Ormyrus labotus

Hidden Diversity: When One Wasp Species is Actually 16

A tiny parasitoid wasp species, long considered a generalist with more than 65 different host species, is revealed in a new study to actually comprise at least 16 different species, identical in appearance but genetically distinct.

Science Policy and Outreach ›

science-communication strategy

Successful Science Communication Starts With a Strategy

No matter the setting, communicating about science requires an understanding of both your audience and your goal and adapting your message and approach accordingly. Here's a simple framework for creating your science-communication strategy.

Research News ›

Less Than 10% of Mosquito Species Spread Human Disease

A new study examining the associations between mosquito species and the germs they carry finds just 9.3 percent of species transmit human disease-causing pathogens—but those associations are strong and likely resilient to the removal of individual species from the vector network.   

The Entomology Profession ›

International Congress Entomology 2022

ICE 2022: A Graduate Student’s Perspective

With the first International Congress of Entomology of the COVID-19 era finally in the books, a Ph.D. student in entomology who participated in Helsinki shares his experience and the value he found in attending the (usually) quadrennial gathering of global entomologists.

western cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis indifferens)

Organic Coating Gives Cherries a Chance to Fend Off Fruit Flies

With an organic, food-grade coating sprayed on cherries in the orchard, western cherry fruit flies have difficulty gripping the fruit surface to lay eggs. Ongoing research is fine-tuning the coating formulation in hopes of creating a new tool for integrated pest management in cherries.

small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)

Another Pest of Pollinators: Small Hive Beetle Management in Honey Bee Colonies

Small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) can cause substantial damage in commercial honey bee colonies in North America. Both larval and adult beetles consume hive products and honey bee eggs and larvae, creating a slimy waste in the process. A new guide discusses the biology and management of these pests and highlights current gaps in our knowledge.