Meet Yuanmeng Miles Zhang, Ph.D., research associate at the USDA Systematic Entomology Lab at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, parasitoid-wasp expert, meme aficionado, Beijing native, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
The mosquito species Aedes scapularis had been previously detected in Florida just once, in 1945, but a new study of mosquitoes collected in 2020 has discovered that Aedes scapularis is now established on mainland Florida in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
A new study finds that three corn varieties bred for drought resistance also stand up better to the Banks grass mite when drought conditions set in—a potential boon to growers in regions with diminishing water supply.
The Asian longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was discovered in the U.S. in 2017, and it poses health threats to both animals and humans. A new guide in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management outlines the different management strategies that are being developed, and surveillance and prevention are key to reducing this non-native arthropod's impact.
Test your entomological expertise with questions from the 2020 Entomology Games, the Entomological Society of America’s student quiz competition.