Famous Female Entomologists Part 5: Berta Scharrer’s Twitter Feed

This is Part Five of a five-part series on Famous Female Entomologists, in honor of the 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival (February 28, 2015), the theme of which is Female Entomologists. (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four) By Tanya Josek Dr. Berta Scharrer (1906-1995) was an extraordinary scientist. Her work was not […]

Famous Female Entomologists Part 4: Maria Sybilla Merian, the Mother of Entomology

This is Part Four of a five-part series on Famous Female Entomologists, in honor of the 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival (February 28, 2015), the theme of which is Female Entomologists. (Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part 5) By Michelle Duennes As was the case for many women artists of the 17th century, […]

Famous Female Entomologists Part 3: Looking Beyond Edith Patch’s C.V.

This is Part Three of a five-part series on Famous Female Entomologists, in honor of the 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival (February 28, 2015), the theme of which is Female Entomologists. (Part 1, Part 2, Part Four, Part Five) By Katie Todd Edith Patch (1876-1954), the first female president of the Entomological Society of […]

Famous Female Entomologists Part 2: Anna Botsford Comstock

This is Part Two of a five-part series on Famous Female Entomologists, in honor of the 32nd Annual Insect Fear Film Festival (February 28, 2015), the theme of which is Female Entomologists. (Part 1, Part 3, Part Four, Part Five) By Andrea Kautz You may know her as the talented wife of John H. Comstock […]

CORRECTION: Caffeine Does Not Protect Bumble Bees

Last week on February 18, 2015, an Entomology Today article called “Caffeine and Nicotine May Protect Bees Against Intestinal Parasites” claimed that both of these substances helped reduce a common intestinal parasite called Crithidia bombi in bumble bees. However, it has been brought to our attention by the lead author that this is not true […]