By Joe Ballenger Dermestid beetles are usually decomposers that feed on corpses at the very last stages of decomposition. Many are pests because they damage museum specimens which cannot be […]
(A version of the following article was originally published in Metaleptea 34(2): 13-15) By Derek A. Woller My colleagues (Paolo Fontana, Ricardo Mariño-Pérez, and Hojun Song) and I recently published […]
By Joe Ballenger A meme is an idea that is quickly spread around the Internet by people sharing information. In practice, this can consist of virtually anything you could imagine. […]
By Richard Levine I recently had an email discussion with Trevor Burt, co-editor of the newsletter for the Entomological Society of Ontario, about the field of medical entomology. “I feel […]
By Richard Levine I recently visited the USDA Beltsville Agricultural Research Center (BARC) in Maryland to check out their Electron & Confocal Microscopy Unit, a state-of-the-art facility which allows researchers […]
Genetically modifying honey bees in the laboratory can help researchers learn more about how bee immunity works
By Bruce Parkhurst Imagine being in the Allegheny National Forest on a warm June evening around 10 p.m. The campfire has burned low and the upward-floating sparks are subsiding, when […]
By David O’Brochta Insect genome sequence data can provide enormous insights into insect biology, but genetic technologies that enable genomes to be manipulated are critical for gaining a deep understanding […]
Structures, buildings, and other objects that provide shelter on a property can become new homes for bee colonies. Some prevention tips.
They don't eat mosquitoes, they aren't full of acid, and other myths about lovebugs
Scientists named a new grasshopper species after singer Lila Downs as a nod to her efforts to preserve indigenous culture
Why do entomologists spell some insect names differently? It's related to taxonomy.
By Kristie Reddick and Jessica Honaker (The Bug Chicks) Last September, we drove across America filming arthropods for our new web series, The Bug Chicks: Sofa Safari. We visited ten […]
By David Wyatt It was late 2002 and I had just received my latest Bat Conservation International magazine. As I relaxed on the couch and read the articles, my eye […]
By Kiran Gadhave Not long ago, the large blue butterfly (Maculinea arion) had fallen to extinction in the UK, largely due to its obligate association with a particular species of […]
By Richard Levine A recent news release from the Veterinary Health Center at Kansas State University advises pet owners to give their dogs and cats heartworm pills year-round, even in […]