Lari-Leuco containers

New Container Aids in Biocontrol of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Researchers deploying predator insects to attack an invasive forest pest need to monitor how well those predators' populations are growing. A new specially designed container speeds up that work by collecting and separating two different predator species at the same time.

McPhail trap

Researchers Use Simulation Model to Optimize Delimitation Trapping Surveys

When an invasive insect appears, responders must quickly set monitoring traps in the area to determine the extent of the pest outbreak. A collaboration between USDA-APHIS and USDA-ARS is working to improve such delimitation trapping survey designs and will publish new guidelines after field experiments are completed later this year.

Scenes from Entomology 2021

ICYMI: Highlights From Entomology 2021

The in-person portion of Entomology 2021 wrapped up two weeks ago, while virtual content remains available through January. Have a look at highlights from the event, featuring photos from Denver, social media reactions, and more.