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Category: The Entomology Profession

News and events from entomological societies around the world

UF bark and ambrosia beetle collection vial 20k

Collection of Frozen Beetles Passes 20,000 Vials

The University of Florida's Forest Entomology Lab hosts the world's largest cryo-collection of bark and ambrosia beetles. Stored at –80 degrees Celsius, the samples are critical for study of the beetles' DNA and fungal symbionts, as well as for identification of beetle outbreaks in forests.

Inspecting Johnson grass leave

Beat the Heat: Maximizing Summer Productivity

For entomology graduate students, summer is not the same break from school and work that it was in their undergraduate days. Field work, experiments, research, and writing all fill up the schedule. Here are some tips from a fellow student on making the most of the summer season.

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RFID Tracking: Where It Fits in an Entomologist’s Toolbox

If you've ever used an electronic pass in your car to pay a highway toll, then you know the basics of radio frequency identification (RFID) tracking. RFID tags are now available in sizes allowing for applications in entomological research. Here's how one scientist is using RFID in his research on honey bees.

Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia, Ph.D.

How One Entomologist Found His Calling as an IPM Facilitator

Meet Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia, Ph.D., IPM entomology advisor at the University of California Cooperative Extension, connector of grower and research communities, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.

Jana Lee lab assay

Assay Array: Entomologists’ Lab Tests Expose Insect Secrets

Entomologists can find out a lot about an insect through some simple chemical reactions in a lab. A new review offers a guide to the wide variety of tests, or assays, that can be conducted to measure the fats, sugars, and other compounds in an insect's body—thereby revealing useful clues about how it stores and uses energy.

Semi-field enclosure - Mbita Point, Kenya

Why One Insect Toxicologist Aims to Explore the Unexplored

Meet Daniel Swale, Ph.D., assistant professor of entomology at Louisiana State University, whose research works to uncover novel biochemical targets in insects for potential application in pesticides. Swale is the subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.