What Got the Most Buzz in 2016 on Entomology Today?

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An Entomology Today post from July about genetically modified mosquitoes was the most viewed and shared post from the blog in 2016.

With the end of the year upon us, Entomology Today will enter a brief diapause over the holidays, and we’ll be back in action on January 3, 2017. So, for our final post of 2016, let’s take a quick look back at some of the most popular entomology news and perspectives shared here this year.

Top Viewed Posts

(Among posts published in 2016)

  1. Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes, by Richard Levine, July 14
  2. USDA to Release Russian Wasps Against the Emerald Ash Borer, May 26
  3. New Fossil Evidence Shows Beetles Pollinated Orchids Millions of Years Ago, by John P. Roche, August 22
  4. Ten Habits of Highly Successful Entomologists, by Josh Lancette, August 3
  5. Lack of Milkweed Is Not Harming Monarch Butterfly Populations, New Research Suggests, April 29

Most Shared Post

(Among posts published in 2016)

Cases of Dengue Drop 91 Percent Due to Genetically Modified Mosquitoes, by Richard Levine, July 14

Most Commented

(Among posts published in 2016)

Lack of Milkweed Is Not Harming Monarch Butterfly Populations, New Research Suggests, April 29

Top Evergreen Post

(Most Views in 2016 for a post published in a previous year)

Mosquito Hawk? Skeeter Eater? Giant Mosquito? No, No, and No, by Leslie Mertz, August 17, 2015

Top Tweet

(Most impressions for an @EntsocAmerica tweet in 2016)

Top Facebook Post

(Most engagement on a post to the ESA Facebook page in 2016)

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