A new review looks at innate immunity and superorganism-level social immunity as defenses against immune challenge by viruses in eusocial ants, bees, and wasps.
Dated perceptions of harvester ants as pests of crops and rangelands have been replaced with new understandings of the myriad beneficial roles they play in their native ecosystems.
Red imported fire ants and native ants may depress the emergence of sea turtle hatchlings, especially in nests near dune vegetation. A new study examines the interactions of ants with sea turtle nests and offers recommendations for reducing ant-related risks in sea turtle conservation.
A new review of ant research illuminates how ant behavior is driven by a cascade of individual decisions among colony members. Insights on ant movement and encounter rates also suggest parallels to collective behavior in another population under the microscope in 2020: humans.
How One Entomologist Avoided Elephants and Bears to Develop a Multidisciplinary Approach to Bee Protection
Meet Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu, Ph.D., postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, bee expert, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.