Perspectives Change While Themes Persist at Different Points Along the Career Path

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Editor’s Note: This is the next installment in the “Behind the Science” series by Laurel Haavik that peeks into the lives of scientists. See other posts in the series. By Laurel Haavik The length of a career could be compared to a marathon—an event more about stamina than speed. Yet the starting point for scientists, […]

A Bustling Center of Entomological Research in Laos

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By Laura Kraft This post is the third in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who is chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. While it has only been open about five years, Institut Pasteur du Laos (IPL) […]

Study Finds Lyme Disease in Ticks in Nine U.S. National Parks

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By Josh Lancette Lyme disease has been spreading across the United States over the past several decades, and a new study has confirmed that ticks carrying the disease are present in eastern national parks. According to the study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]

What Got the Most Buzz in 2016 on Entomology Today?

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With the end of the year upon us, Entomology Today will enter a brief diapause over the holidays, and we’ll be back in action on January 3, 2017. So, for our final post of 2016, let’s take a quick look back at some of the most popular entomology news and perspectives shared here this year. […]

From Wisconsin to Laos: The Entomological Journey of Dr. Paul Brey

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By Laura Kraft This post is the second in the “Travel Bug” series by Laura Kraft, a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, who will be chronicling her travels in Asia from an entomological perspective. See earlier posts from the series. Sitting in the lobby of the Insitut Pasteur du Laos in Vientiane, you […]

Teaching Curriculum for Bed Bug Prevention Proves Its Worth

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When the big yellow bus arrives at school in the morning, it could be unloading more than just kids. In communities where bed bugs (Cimex lectularius Linnaeus) are present, children’s book bags are one of their favorite places to hitch a ride to a new home. Preventing this kind of spread is a core element […]

Entomology Today Gives Thanks

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Entomology Today will be taking a break over the Thanksgiving holiday, but we wanted to take a moment to thank all of the readers who visit this blog on a regular basis. Whether you’re a practicing entomologist or a non-entomologist with an interest in the fascinating world of insects, we’re glad to have you here. We’d also […]

ACE Crosses the 1,000 Mark

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On Nov. 16, 2016, Rudy Ayala, owner and operator of Spearhead Pest Control in Ventura, CA, passed his Associate Certified Entomologist exam, becoming the 1,000th ACE. Ayala, a U.S. Army veteran and Vice Chair of Pest Control Operators of California in his district, said he pursued ACE as part of his drive toward excellence. “The […]

Entomologist Discusses Her Work in STEM Career Podcast

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A podcast aimed at educating young people about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) recently featured an entomologist, Dr. Corrie Moreau of Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. The STEMxm podcast focuses on the opportunities available through STEM careers, with a particular focus on women in STEM fields. Most episodes feature individuals working […]

Researchers Model Sensory Integration Using Hawkmoths

Manduca sexta. Image courtesy of Nancy Hinkle, University of Georgia, Bugwood.org.

How do the nervous system and the brain integrate visual, auditory, and other stimuli, and which stimuli are prioritized over others? Hawkmoths are helping scientists gain insight into these questions. “Sensory integration remains one of the more interesting tasks that even simple nervous systems accomplish,” said University of Washington biology professor Thomas L. Daniel. “From […]