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Watch the Four Finalist Videos in the 2020 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

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A video about the ant species Plagiolepis alluaudi is one of four finalists in the Entomological Society of America’s 2020 YouTube Your Entomology Contest. (Screenshot)

In October, the results of ESA’s 2020 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 2020, 14 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 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place selections, plus one honorable mention, will be announced in October and acknowledged during the ESA Professional Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, November 18, during the Entomology 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

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.

The Little Yellow Ant in Florida

By Thomas Chouvenc, University of Florida

DiPel Mode of Action

By Laura DiMasi and Daniel Zommick, Valent Biosciences LLC

The Beetles and the Bees

By Bug Hartsock, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse

The Life of an Aedes aegypti Mosquito

By Perran Ross, University of Melbourne

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