Where Vector Management Meets Pollinator Protection, Local Collaboration is Key

Pollinator and vector

Managing mosquito and tick populations and protecting the health of pollinators are growing concerns on a global scale, but success in both requires teamwork on the local level. A coalition of entomologists and other scientists specializing in both disease-vector management and pollinator protection suggest professionals in these disciplines must work closely together in their local […]

Can a Forensic Entomologist Really Calculate Time of Death?

forensic entomology workshop

By Denise Gemmellaro This is the second part in a series of posts on forensic entomology. Read Part One and stay tuned for future posts in the coming weeks here on Entomology Today. Medicolegal forensic entomology is a field of entomology focused on the study and observation insects that, because of their feeding behavior and biology, […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz’s work in the Integrative Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, includes the exploration of butterfly wing formation, which he showcases in the time-lapse video above, published in March 2017. In the final installment of our three-part series on video communication for entomologists, we hear from Aaron Pomerantz, graduate student at University […]

Forensic Entomology: Where Insects Meet the Law

Calliphoridae fly

By Denise Gemmellaro This is the first part in a series of posts on forensic entomology. Stay tuned for future posts in the coming weeks here on Entomology Today. Thanks to the media exposure it has gained in recent years, the word “forensic” has become a sort of magnet for the curiosity of the general […]

Line Trapping: A Promising Method for More Accurate Pest Monitoring

pheromone line-trapping

It’s easy to think of a pheromone trap as a lure, putting out a scent and waiting for insects to come rolling in. But insects aren’t sharks; they don’t sense the proverbial blood in the water from great distances. They move much more randomly, and pheromone plumes don’t broadcast all that far—a couple dozen meters, […]