A detailed inforgraphic depicting the sterile insect technique, titled "Sterile insect technique: Control of primary screwworm." At far left is a picture of a fly next to a "radiation" icon. Next is a cycle diagram showing with text "primary screwworm lifecycle." Next is the same cycle diagram with a crossed circle over the section with a female fly laying eggs in a deer wound, with text "Sterile Insect Technique Reduces Female Oviposition." Then an equal sign leads to the final section with icon images of a deer and a cow, with text "Interruption of screwworm life cycle is successful protecting ungulates significantly."

Designing, Producing, and Communicating Effective Scientific Graphical Abstracts

Graphical abstracts are increasingly vital to research publishing, but many entomologists have not been trained in creating them. Learn the fundamentals of graphical abstracts and get some advice from experts in this recap of a workshop hosted by the ESA Student Affairs Committee at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of ESA, ESC, and ESBC.

closeup view of a webbing clothes moth (Tineola bisselliella) adult on a gray fabric or carpet surface, of which individual fibers are visible in focus below the moth, but the foreground and background are blurry. the moth is near uniformly light brown in color, its wing scales somewhat pearlescent. its eyes are dark gray, and its head is fuzzy and slightly orange-brown.

In Defense of Clothes Moths, Marvels of Evolution

Though they cause headaches for dining on your wardrobe, webbing clothes moths are unique creatures with fascinating specialized biology. They can eat hair and metabolize their own water. They can chew through plastic and digest mercury. And that's not all. An entomologist studying these moths makes a case for appreciating their evolutionary feats.

Multi-panel image with several close-up photographs of a dead insect larva or pupa covered in a white fungal growth, identified as Fusarium concentricum. The fungus appears as circular patterns of white growth on the insect's body. In the bottom right two panels are an overhead view of a circular petri dish entirely filled with the white fungus.

Fungus Species Found Infecting Moth Pest of Chinese Fir Trees

Several species of fungus in the genus Fusarium are known to infect insects, while some also infect plants. Researchers in China report the first observation of the species Fusarium concentricum infecting an insect—in this case a key moth pest of Chinese fir trees.

a fuzzy bee, yellowish-brown in color, perches vertically on a grass blade next to the edge of a piece of corrugated plastic sheet, which is blue-ish green in color.

Is This Non-Native Mason Bee an Invasive Species?

What makes a non-native species "invasive"? And can a typically beneficial insect like a bee be deemed a threat to native species? Researchers explore these questions in a new review of the expansion of the non-native mason bee Osmia taurus since its U.S. arrival in 2002 and its effects on closely related native species.