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Category: The Entomology Profession

News and events from entomological societies around the world

Biological Control to Manage Stink Bugs

“Biological control” is a way of managing pests by using natural predators. In this blog, we’ve written about how some wasps parasitize caterpillars by laying eggs inside them, and how […]

Videos on How to Pin Insects

Each year the Entomological Society of America has a “YouTube Your Entomology Contest,” where entomologists are invited to submit videos. One of the categories involves teaching, and over the years […]

Videos from Insect Festivals

There seem to be a lot of insect festivals around the country this time of year. Cornell University’s Entomology Department is preparing for the 10th Annual Insectapalooza Fair. Virginia Tech […]

Using Wolbachia to Control Mosquitoes

Entomologists at the University of Kentucky were recently granted a permit from the Environmental Protection Agency to begin field trials of a new mosquito control method. Professor Stephen Dobson developed […]

Bt Sweet Corn Can Reduce Insecticide Use

A new study finds that genetically-modified sweet corn is better for the environment and safer for farm workers than conventional corn. Since 1996, corn containing a gene that allows it […]

Macrophotography Webinar with Sam Droege, USGS

By now you’ve probably seen the incredible insect photos taken by Sam Droege of the United Sates Geological Survey, since they’ve been featured in articles by National Public Radio, Popular […]

An Update on Honeygate

Earlier this year, five people and two honey-processing companies were charged for what is now known as HoneyGate. In order to avoid paying tariffs that the U.S. government had imposed […]