Lack of Milkweed Is Not Harming Monarch Butterfly Populations, New Research Suggests

People who attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America are likely to remember Dr. Anurag Agrawal, who talked about Dame Miriam Rothschild when he presented the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture. The ESA Founders’ Memorial Award is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an entomologist. Now Dr. Agrawal […]

New Scorpion Species Discovered in California

Recent fieldwork by researchers Warren Savary and Rob Bryson uncovered a new species of scorpion in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in northeastern California. It is related to several species in the genus Pseudouroctonus, and is only the fourth new species of scorpion to be described from California in the past twenty years. The […]

Varroa Mites and Associated Honey Bee Diseases More Severe than Previously Thought

Researchers from the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recently completed the first comprehensive, multi-year study of honey bee parasites and disease as part of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey. Key findings, which are published in the journal Apidologie, show that the Varroa mite, a major honey bee pest, is far […]

Study Provides Insights on Evolution and Diversity of Dung Beetles

One of the largest and most important groups of dung beetles in the world evolved from a single common ancestor, and relationships among the various lineages are now known, according to new research by an entomologist from Western Kentucky University. The study by Dr. T. Keith Philips, recently published in the open access journal Zookeys, […]

Adult Bed Bugs Prefer Red and Black, But Avoid Yellow and Green

By Josh Lancette Researchers from the University of Florida and Union College in Lincoln, NE wondered whether bed bugs preferred certain colors for their hiding places, so they did some testing in the lab. The tests consisted of using small tent-like harborages that were made from colored cardstock and placed in Petri dishes. A bed […]