stink bugs

Believe It or Nut: Bugs Like Almonds, Too

A wide variety of insects in the order Hemiptera are known pests of almonds. A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management details the biology, ecology, and management options for "true bugs" in almond orchards.

blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis)

Crowdsourced Photos Show Expanding Ranges for Ticks

Analysis of tick photos submitted to the TickSpotters program finds three tick species that transmit Lyme and other human diseases are present in hundreds of U.S. counties where previous surveillance had not yet documented them.

lab work

Biodiversity of a Lab: A Community Ecology Perspective on Contributing to a Healthy Ecosystem

A successful science lab is a dynamic, carefully balanced environment not unlike the natural ecosystems that many of us study. Attention to the relationships, individual personalities, and unique stresses of scientific work are all critical to fostering a healthy, balanced lab environment. One entomologist who's worked in roles from undergraduate research assistant to lab leader shares her advice.