Why Insects Make Great Ambassadors for Science Education

Butterfly Pavilion

Even though most insects are relatively small animals, they make a great focal point to discuss big concepts. “We use invertebrates as a model system to carry out science communication,” says Mario Padilla, entomologist at Butterfly Pavilion near Denver, Colorado. “Because, when you talk about invertebrates, that’s an extremely diverse group of animals that we […]

A Slew of Student Activities Slated for Entomology 2017

ICE Linnaean Games

Editor’s Note: As Entomology 2017 approaches, today we continue with the second in a five-part “Students at #EntSoc17” series on Entomology Today, in which members of ESA’s Student Affairs Committee share what fellow student members need to know to be prepared to ignite, inspire, and innovate at Entomology 2017.  By Amanda M. Whispell, Ph.D. This November […]

The Flies and Beetles That Turn Death Into Dinner

forensic entomology usual suspects

By Denise Gemmellaro This is the fourth in a series of posts on forensic entomology. Read earlier posts in the series and stay tuned for future posts in the coming weeks here on Entomology Today. Every respectful movie or TV show featuring a scene with a dead body makes sure the buzzing of the flies […]

New Home for Systematics in Entomology Nears First Issue

jim whitfield and sydney cameron

Insect systematists—and anyone, really, interested in topics such as insect taxonomy, morphology, paleobiology, phylogenetics, and genomics—have reason to celebrate with the coming debut of the newest journal of the Entomological Society of America, Insect Systematics and Diversity. This week, ESA and Oxford University Press released a sneak peek at the titles and abstracts of the […]

How to Make the Most of Your Time at Entomology 2017

Lina Bernaola and Big Blue Bear

Editor’s Note: As Entomology 2017 approaches, today we continue with the second in a five-part “Students at #EntSoc17” series on Entomology Today, in which members of ESA’s Student Affairs Committee share what fellow student members need to know to be prepared to ignite, inspire, and innovate at Entomology 2017. By Lina Bernaola It’s almost time once […]