Ladybugs Swarming in Southeastern U.S.

Ladybug swarms have been reported recently in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Maryland, among other states, as the insects have been invading houses and other structures as they search for a warm place to stay over winter. Their populations are also high this year due to abundant food sources, so in some cases these cute little […]

Two New Species of Slug Moths Discovered in China and Taiwan

The representatives of the Limacodidae moth family are widely known as slug moths due to the resemblance of their stunningly colored caterpillars to slug species. Within this popular family the Parasa undulata group is perhaps one of the most intriguing, due to the beautiful green wing pattern typical for those species. In a recent revision, […]

The ESA National Meeting Approaches

By Gwen Pearson The Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America is the largest insect meeting in the world. There are usually about 3,000 insect scientists of all kinds, from every continent except Antarctica.  Talks start at 8:00 AM and run until 9:00 PM at night. For four days. By the end you just […]

An Interview with Gwen Pearson, the Entomologist Formerly Known as Bug Girl

For nearly a decade Gwen Pearson assumed the secret identity of Bug Girl, an entomologist who blogged about insects, science, popular culture, and other topics. Now she’s come out of the cocoon, and she’s blogging for WIRED Magazine using her real name. She will also be writing guest columns for Entomology Today. Be sure to […]

For the Love of Science Communication

This is part two in a series from the Broaden Your Impact blog on science communication skills, and why it’s important. You can see the first part here. The bloggers at Broaden Your Impact will be speaking at Entomology 2013, the Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, in Austin, Texas in a symposium […]