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Watch the Five Finalist Videos in the 2018 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

mosquito metamorphosis video screenshot

A video about mosquito metamorphosis is one of five finalists in the Entomological Society of America’s 2018 YouTube Your Entomology Contest. (Screenshot shown above; scroll down to the video listed fifth on this page for the video.)

At Entomology 2018—the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia, November 11-14, Vancouver, BC, Canada—the results of ESA’s 2018 YouTube Your Entomology Contest will be announced. Today, the five finalist entomology videos have been named, and we’re sharing them here on Entomology Today.

Since 2009, ESA has hosted its annual video contest, which has drawn submissions from a broad range of entomologists on a wide variety of topics, to promote the use of video to showcase the world of insect science. In 2018, 26 entomology videos were submitted for consideration (see the full playlist of entries). Judges narrowed down the entrants to five finalists, which you can watch below.

The winner, runner-up, and three honorable mentions will be announced from among these five at the Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, November 13, at Entomology 2018.

ESA thanks all entrants to the contest as well as the judging committee members: Jeff Bradshaw, Laura Higgins, Erin Hodgson, Carol Pilcher, Clint Pilcher, and Marlin Rice (chair).

What Do Bluebirds Eat?
By Ashley Kennedy, University of Delaware; and Justin Bredlau and Jessica Bray, Virginia Commonwealth University

Aedes Ladies
By Justine LaViolette, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Wasps to Human Surgery: Inspiration From Nature
By Jessika Raisor, Columbus College of Art and Design; and Huayan Chen and Luciana Musetti, Ohio State University

Death by Doodle: A Brief Natural History of the Antlion
By Adrian Smith, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Mosquito Metamorphosis
By Cella Wright, Mary Garvin, and Claire Solomon, Oberlin College


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