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, […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Erin Hodgson

Erin Hodgson

“Black Cutworm Adult Trapping” was a finalist in the 2016 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest. Co-creator Erin Hodgson, Ph.D., says she likes to present hands-on demonstrations and factual management recommendations in her videos, which often serve as a tool in her work as an extension entomologist. Continuing our three-part series showcasing advice from entomologists experienced […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith video screenshot

“Escape From the Jaws of Death!” was the winner of the 2015 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest. Co-creator Adrian Smith, Ph.D., says one of his primary goals in communicating science through video is to get insect scientists on screen talking about their research and why they do it. YouTube processes enough searches every year to […]