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The Best of 2022 on Entomology Today

best of 2022 collage

The subjects of top posts on Entomology Today included distribution of tick-borne diseases in the U.S. (top left), giant honey bees in Thailand (top right), social patterns in honey bees for resisting Varroa mites (bottom left), and essential oils for managing urban insect pests (bottom right). (Photo credits: tick: Susan Ellis,; bee swarm: Will Robinson, Ph.D.; honey bee: USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab; cat flea: Pest and Diseases Image Library,

We have come to the end of another year—the 10th year, in fact—of news and updates on insect research, commentary on matters in insect science, and perspectives on the entomological profession here at Entomology Today.

As is tradition for our final post of the calendar year, let’s take a look back at what ET readers found most interesting and engaging in 2022—plus what generated buzz in ESA’s social media channels and its family of journals.

We’ll be off for a couple weeks for the holidays and back to it in January. As always, thanks for reading. See you in 2023!

2022’s Top 10 Most Viewed Entomology Today Posts

(Among posts published in 2022)


2022’s Top 5 “Evergreen” Entomology Today Posts

(Most views in 2022 for posts published in a previous year)


2022’s Top ESA Social Media Posts

(Most impressions for a post from ESA on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn in 2022)


2022’s Top ESA Journal Article Altmetric Scores

(Highest scores on Altmetric as of December 19, 2022, for articles published in 2022 in the ESA family of journals)

Mosquitoes Eating Mosquitoes: How Toxorhynchites amboinensis, Psorophora ciliata, and Sabethes cyaneus (Diptera: Culicidae) Capture Prey
October 4, 2022, Annals of the Entomological Society of America
No Evidence of SARS-CoV-2 Among Flies or Cockroaches in Households Where COVID-19 Positive Cases Resided
May 30, 2022, Journal of Medical Entomology
The Last Piece of the Puzzle? Phylogenetic Position and Natural History of the Monotypic Fungus-Farming Ant Genus Paramycetophylax (Formicidae: Attini)
January 25, 2022, Insect Systematics and Diversity
Ormyrus labotus (Hymenoptera: Ormyridae): Another Generalist That Should not be a Generalist is not a Generalist
February 16, 2022, Insect Systematics and Diversity
Community Science Reveals High Diversity of Nectaring Plants Visited by Painted Lady Butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in California Sage Scrub
September 30, 2022, Environmental Entomology

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