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Watch the Four Finalist Videos in the 2019 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

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A video about the relationship between ants and larvae of the Miami blue butterfly is one of four finalists in the Entomological Society of America’s 2019 YouTube Your Entomology Contest. (Screenshot shown above; scroll down to the video listed third on this page for the video.)

At Entomology 2019, the results of ESA’s 2019 YouTube Your Entomology Contest will be announced. Today, the four 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 2019, 15 entomology videos were submitted for consideration (see the full playlist of entries). Judges narrowed down the entrants to four finalists, which you can watch below.

The winner, runner-up, and two honorable mentions will be announced from among these four at the Awards Breakfast on Tuesday, November 19, at Entomology 2019 in St. Louis.

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

Alien Thistles: The 8th Passenger

By Daniela P. Ortiz, Marina A. Alma, and Andrés M. Devegili, with Gabriela I. Pirk and María N. Lescano, Laboratorio de Investigación en Hormigas

Fungal Control of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

By Max Helmberger, Michigan State University; and Eric Clifton, Cornell University

Ants and Blues: The Feeling is Mutual

By Geena Hill, Chris Johns, Simon McClung, and Jaret Daniels, University of Florida

Why Support Insect Museums?

By Dan Rubinoff, Godwin Polendey, and Mark Berthold, University of Hawaii


    • Hi Nancy. Thanks for pointing that out. It is indeed just four. That error has been corrected in the text. Thanks for your interest in sharing!

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