Nipaecoccus viridis on citrus

Here We Go Again: Another Invasive Pest in Florida Citrus

The mealybug species Nipaecoccus viridis, known as the lebbeck mealybug, is originally from Asia and was first found in Florida back in 2009, but in late 2018 it was found infesting citrus groves in the state. The author of a new report in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management discusses the implications of its arrival and the management options that are currently available and under evaluation.

eupatorium gall fly (Procecidochares utilis)

Study Shows Elevation Affects Fly’s Use as Natural Enemy of Invasive Weed

In Nepal, the gall-inducing eupatorium gall fly (Procecidochares utilis) is deployed as a biological control agent against the invasive weed Ageratina adenophora. A new study by researchers at Tribhuvan University and the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management shows size and abundance of galls induced by the fly are influenced by elevation, knowledge that can help in fine-tuning P. utilis-based biocontrol efforts.

Phrictus quinqueparitus planthopper

Photographing Insects in the Field: Know Your Equipment

Two experienced insect macrophotographers share their tips for both entomologists and photography enthusiasts alike on how to select the right equipment to take great photos of insects and other arthropods in their natural settings.

American Farm Bureau AgInnovation Challenge-finalists

How to Get Started in Ento-preneurship

If you are an entomologist or bug lover with an insect-inspired business idea, check out these tips to get started in finding the network, support, and funding to begin your entrepreneurial journey.