An incubator that draws excess heat from a honey bee hive warms up managed Osmia lignaria bees so they can pollinate early-blooming fruit trees such as cherry, apple, and almond. A new study shows the hivetop incubators are effective, with little effect on the honey bee hive temps below.
Sibling rivalry takes a grim turn in the parasitoid wasp species Isodontia harmandi, as larvae commonly cannibalize their nest mates. A new study suggests the stronger larvae eat their siblings both to grab an easy meal and to reduce competition for the food provided by their mother.
See the ceramic vase featuring dozens of insects that wowed attendees at the juried art show at the 2022 Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia in November—and meet Sarah Ritchie, the artist behind the creation.
Since 2012, the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International's Plantwise program has guided growers in 10 Latin American countries on managing Tuta absoluta, a devastating lepidopteran pest of tomatoes, and substituting or complementing chemical control with more sustainable strategies.
Meet Scott O'Neal, Ph.D., research entomologist at Corteva, first electee to the Early Career Representative position on the ESA Governing Board, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.