Characterizing the Link Between Climate and Thermal Limits in Beetles

Kimberly Sheldon

By Amanda Biederman Amid concerns over a rapidly changing climate, the abilities of different insects to survive at warmer temperatures has become a major question of interest. Kimberly Sheldon, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is employing a comprehensive approach to this problem. Sheldon is studying the effects of climate change on […]

Bugs Cafe: The Can’t-Miss Culinary Attraction in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Bugs Cafe, David Blouzard

By Laura Kraft This post is the fifth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. Imagine a crispy, fried spring roll. It has that characteristic crunch on the outside, […]

ESA Supports Free Exchange of Scientific Information and Evidence-Based Policy

By Dr. Susan J. Weller 2017 President of the Entomological Society of America Although the membership of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) is diverse, we share a core belief that objective science is essential to the existence of a free and democratic society. ESA is a scientific and not a political organization, and therefore […]

Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle or Oriental Flower Beetle? New Genetic Test Gives Faster Answer

coconut rhinoceros beetle

Just more than three years ago, the coconut rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes rhinoceros) arrived in Hawaii, on the island of Oahu. The invasive species is native to Southeast Asia and has not yet become widespread on Oahu, and insect scientists there are working to keep it that way, as the beetle is a damaging pest of […]

Fostering a New Generation of Cambodian Entomologists

Cambodian Entomology Initiatives lab team

By Laura Kraft This post is the fourth in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. Phallin Heang sits down to talk with me about her master’s thesis. The day […]