Culiseta melanura mosquito

How Florida Mosquito Control Could Trim Disease in Northern States

Researchers in Florida have pinpointed the local overwintering habitats of mosquitoes that host eastern equine encephalitis virus. They hope targeted control efforts can cull those mosquitoes before they transmit the virus to birds that carry it north to other parts of the country.

mosquitoes feeding

Need to Feed Mosquitoes? Head for the Freezer Aisle

In search of a simple, cost-effective way to maintain laboratory mosquito colonies, biologists at a mosquito control district in Florida have turned to food-grade frozen animal blood found at specialty grocery stores. They share the success of their new method for other cash-strapped mosquito-management operations in the open-access Journal of Insect Science.

sommerfugl (butterfly)

Learning the Insect Lingo While Working Abroad

An American entomologist in Denmark, Emily Bick, Ph.D., shares her experience learning insect common names in the local lexicon, with sometimes surprising or amusing translations between the differently styled Danish and English languages.