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 […]
By Dominic Evangelista We’ve recently discovered a new species of cockroach in the genus Xestoblatta. It’s dirty, it’s ugly, it’s smelly, and it needs a name. As part of our […]
By Robin Mountjoy Now that we’ve set our clocks forward for the year, spring is officially on the minds of many homeowners. Spring is also a time when insects and […]
In the past, Entomology Today has featured some posts about parasitoid wasps and how then can be used for biological control of insect pests. For example: – New Parasitoid Wasp […]
By Samuel Bolton I recently had the good fortune of discovering a new species of mite that looks bizarre enough to be no less suitable for science fiction than science […]
By Richard Levine Neonicotinoids (or neonics for short) are a class of pesticide that has been popular with corn, cotton, canola, and soybean farmers for years. Instead of spraying pesticides […]
By Ansel Oommen Since their inception after World War II, synthetic plastics have left an indelible mark on society. However, plastic bottles can take up to 450 years to decompose, […]
By Lary Reeves One muggy night in May 2013 near the Los Amigos Biological Station, I was slogging through a swamp with Geoff Gallice, a fellow graduate student at the […]
While it's true that insects will die if exposed to very cold temperatures for prolonged periods of time, many are still able to survive
The answer is...sometimes? Females don't always eat the males, just when they are extra hungry.
They're both long green caterpillars -- how do you tell the difference between these two hornworm species?