In regions where bed nets are common, some mosquitoes have shifted their feeding times to avoid the nets. A new study digs into the genetic basis for this behavioral shift.
With cooler, wetter climates than lowlands nearby, mountains in the Interior Highlands of Arkansas each feature their own communities of parasitic wasps—and likely other insects—that differ from the insect fauna found on other mountains and in the surrounding valleys.
Ticks acquire the pathogen that causes Lyme disease from mice and other small mammals. A new study shows that a drug for protecting pets from ticks could be deployed in rodent baits to interrupt the host-to-vector transmission cycle.
In the effort to manage the hemlock woolly adelgid in eastern North America, two fly species deployed as biological control agents are themselves targeted by parasitoid wasps. A new study examines how these parasitoids affect the flies and other predators of the hemlock pests.
The use of blow fly larvae to clean and heal serious wounds is a valuable but underused medical treatment. Physician and entomologist Ronald Sherman, M.D., leads a nonprofit foundation to support patient care, education and research in maggot therapy. Learn more in this Q&A.