The Asian citrus psyllid is a major insect pest of citrus cultivars and vectors the bacteria that causes citrus greening disease. Recent research on a newly identified alternate host plant for Asian citrus psyllid examines the plant's potential as a trap crop for use in management of the pest.
Flat-backed millipedes that defend themselves with cyanide have a fearsome foe in Promecognathus beetles, which are unfazed by the potent poison. A new study shows the beetles have evolved a unique tolerance for cyanide—rather than avoidance behavior or some other countermeasure—but the underlying mechanism remains unclear.
Entomology students’ work often places them at university branch campuses, where they might feel isolated or miss out on interactions on the main campus. Here, find some tips for off-campus students to increase their networks—which may also be useful for all students during the COVID-19 era.
Researchers studying the ability of several lady beetle species to regrow detached limbs during their pupal stage say the trait may be linked to genes that offer survival advantages when activated, but more research is needed.
Meet Angelita (Angel) Acebes-Doria, Ph.D., entomology professor at the University of Georgia, Philippines native, and subject of the next installment of our Standout Early Career Professionals series. In a Q&A, Acebes discusses building a career in a foreign country, managing imposter syndrome, and adapting her research program in the era of COVID.