Dr. Marcos Kogan is a professor and director emeritus at Oregon State University’s Integrated Plant Protection Center. In 1976, the last time an International Congress of Entomology was held in […]
A new genetic-modification technique known as RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) tinkers with the DNA of male mosquitoes, which do not bite people or other animals. When males mate, they pass on a lethal gene that cause all their offspring to die.
By Joe Ballenger (An earlier version of this article originally appeared at www.JoeBallenger.com.) I’m trying to to get back into the tarantula breeding hobby, and decided to set up a […]
By Joel Grossman (A longer version of this article was published earlier at the Biocontrol Beat blog.) Rest assured, a CowVac is not a veterinary vaccine of some sort that […]
This insect is not a fly -- it's a planthopper in the family Fulgoridae. The spotted lanternfly is native to Asia, and it is known to attack many different plants, including grapes, apples, fruit trees, ornamental trees, and pines
By Eduardo Faúndez Scientific names — at least for plants and animals — are Latinized words, and the Latin language was selected for the naming of new organisms because it’s […]
By Dominic Evangelista One of my life-long dreams has been to discover and describe a species previously unknown to science. It’s something a lot of aspiring naturalists dream about. However, […]
This post is by Dr. Cameron Webb, a medical entomologist from Australia who is on has already begun the long journey to Portland for Entomology 2014. In it, he lists some cool things to see in the city of Portland and some upcoming highlights from the meeting in the field of medical entomology and public health. Follow him on Twitter at @Mozziebites, and follow his blog at http://cameronwebb.wordpress.com.
By Samuel Bolton What does your esophagus have in common with a type of mite with an extremely elongated body? The answer is, both of them employ a peristaltic mode […]
By Sharman Apt Russell A few years ago, as an enthusiastic citizen scientist, I was tasked by entomologists and tiger beetle experts David Pearson and Barry Knisley (co-authors of A […]
By Anne Espeset This past summer a few graduate students, including Sean Ryan (University of Notre Dame) and Anne Espeset (University of Nevada, Reno), launched The Pieris Project, a citizen […]
By Richard Levine I’m in Orlando, Florida for PestWorld, the annual meeting of the National Pest Management Association, along with Chris Stelzig, director of the Entomological Society of America’s Certification […]
Last week the U.S. National Weather Service posted satellite photos to their Facebook page of large clouds over the St. Louis area, which they identified as monarch butterflies. “High differential […]
By Helen Vessels and Danielle Lara The chance to explore the vast biodiversity of a tropical rainforest is a rare opportunity for New Mexico State University students in the desert […]
By David Showalter In just the last decade, the emerald ash borer (EAB) has killed tens of millions of ash trees in North America and is a growing threat to […]
By Gwen Pearson ESA’s 62nd Annual Meeting will be held November 16-19, 2014 in Portland, Oregon. Portland is an amazing city, and home to The Bug Chicks, two of my […]