Destructive Beet Flea Beetle Intercepted in Baltimore

A U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) entomologist confirmed Wednesday that agriculture specialists from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Port of Baltimore made a first-in-nation pest discovery when they intercepted a live insect known as Chaetocnema breviuscula (Chrysomelidae), a beet flea beetle, while inspecting ceramic tile from Italy. This jumping beetle chews […]

An Interview with Jonathan Larson, Creator of the Arthro-Pod Podcast

In this video, produced by Jeremy Hemberger and Michael Falk, Jonathan Larson talks about the Arthro-Pod podcast at the 2015 annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Click here to read more about the podcast.

Help Name a Beetle Species with Spectacular Genitalia After Stephen Colbert

By Michael L. Ferro Amazingly, many animals can only be told apart by their tallywhackers, and there is one that is so amazing that it needs to be named after the man with a million balls: Stephen Colbert. And YOU can support the project that will make this happen at https://experiment.com/sonoma! For whatever reason — […]

Deb Paul Talks About iDigBio at Entomology 2015

If  you’re an entomologist, then you’ve probably heard the acronym “iDigBio” being used here and there, but what the heck does it stand for? Turns out it’s something quite neat and very relevant to entomologists everywhere: iDigBio = Integrated Digitized Biocollections, and it is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). In the following video, […]

Kiley Friedrich Talks About Plant Diversity and Bee Communities

In this video, which was made by entomology graduate students Jeremy Hemberger and Michael Falk during Entomology 2015 in Minneapolis, Kiley Friedrich (University of Wisconsin-Madison) talks about her poster on how plant community diversity impacts wild and native bee communities.