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The Best of 2021 on Entomology Today

Best of 2021 on Entomology Today

The subjects of top posts on Entomology Today in 2021 included a look at the pros and cons of two different methods for testing potential bed bug repellents (top left), a study on the temperature swings common in classic wooden bee hive boxes (top right), a county-by-county risk rating for establishment of the invasive giant hornet Vespa mandarinia across four states in the Pacific Northwest (bottom left), and research on the potential of DNA analysis of stink bugs’ gut contents to identify the plants they’ve eaten in the preceding two weeks. (Bed bug photo by Gary Alpert, Harvard University,; hive box photo by Rebekah D. Wallace, University of Georgia,; map image originally published in Norderud et al 2021, Journal of Insect Science; stink bug photo by Jack Rabin, Rutgers NJ Agric. Expt. Station,

Another year is in the books here at Entomology Today, and we’re ever so thankful for all of our readers!

Entomology Today is on pace for its highest number of pageviews in a year since its inception, and it passed a notable subscriber milestone in September.

In 2022, we’ll continue to bring you updates on new insect research as well as commentary and analysis on matters within insect science and the entomological profession. Until then, let’s wrap up 2021 with a look back at what caught people’s attention here on the blog, on ESA’s social media channels, and in ESA’s family of journals. See you in January!

2021’s Top 10 Most Viewed Entomology Today Posts

(Among posts published in 2021)

2021’s Top 5 Evergreen Entomology Today Posts

(Most views in 2021 for posts published in a previous year)

2021’s Top ESA Social Media Posts

(Most impressions for an @EntsocAmerica tweet and ESA Facebook Page post in 2021, plus the runner-up on each platform)

2021’s Top ESA Journal Article Altmetric Scores

(Highest scores on Altmetric as of December 21, 2021, for articles published in 2021 in the ESA family of journals)

Cuticular Hydrocarbon Profile Analyses Help Clarify the Species Identity of Dry-Mounted Cuckoo Wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae), Including Type Material, and Reveal Evidence for a Cryptic Species
February 20, 2021, Insect Systematics and Diversity
Long-Range But Not Short-Range Attraction of Male Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes to Humans
September 24, 2021, Journal of Medical Entomology
The Future for a Prominent Taxonomy
January 4, 2021, Insect Systematics and Diversity
Can Solar Energy Fuel Pollinator Conservation?
June 3, 2021, Environmental Entomology
Bt Eggplant: A Personal Account of Using Biotechnology to Improve the Lives of Resource-Poor Farmers
September 8, 2021, American Entomologist

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