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Category: The Entomology Profession

Perspectives on the insect-science profession, from new methods to career guidance, and more

Closeup of two beetles on yellow goldenrod flowers. The beetles have long bodies with narrow wing covers, which are yellow-orange in color except for a dark oval covering the bottom third of each wing cover.

Pixelated Entomology: Analyzing Beetles’ Flower Use Through Digital Samples

With the continuing growth of community-driven, digital nature observations on platforms like iNaturalist, entomologists and other scientists are tapping into that store of knowledge to make new discoveries. A new study shows the potential for photo observations to answer species-specific behavior and ecological questions.

Closeup of a purple milkweed flower with two bumble bees visiting it. One bee, with a yellow fuzzy thorax and a mostly black abdomen is viewed from its left side, at center in the image. The other bee is just barely visible over the top of the flower as it visits the far side of the flower.

Joining Efforts in Support of Healthy Pollinator Practices

Sponsored post: Biodiversity plays a critical role in both the productivity of crop production and the preservation of natural resources. Syngenta recognizes the mutual relationship between agriculture and nature and continues to build a rich network of sustainability partnerships to make a positive impact on local landscapes.

A fuzzy black and yellow bumble bee visits a flower with many long, wispy lavender strands, amid a field of many such flowers blurry in the background.

An Essential U.S. Pesticide Database is Disappearing

Responsible use of pesticides depends in part on understanding where and when they're used and their impacts on the environment. However, a key source of information on pesticide usage is being scaled back, which could leave scientists and the public in the dark.