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?
By Amita Nadkarni Insects are all around us and dwell in our homes, gardens, and backyards. Being a nature lover I have always had a strong fondness for animals, and […]
By Jamin Dreyer Soggy sneakers from falling in the lake. Dutch food. Old hymns. People that know you, but you don’t know them. These nuggets are imprinted in my childhood […]
By Joseph Alfonso With so many things, first impressions are incredibly important and the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America is no exception (click here for my earlier […]
By Karla Addesso On a cold, windy night in Austin, I was kidnapped by a swarm of eccentric entomologists. Well, alright, “kidnapped” might be a tad inaccurate. It would be […]
By Derek Hennen If you read my previous post on the usefulness of Twitter to entomologists, you might be wondering what other Twitter tools exist. There are organizational programs and […]
By Joseph Alfonso Did you stop by the Exhibit Hall at the ESA meeting this year? With so many booths to see and all the insect merchandise to check out, […]
By Dominic Reisig I just returned late Wednesday night from the 2013 Entomological Society of America Meeting in Austin, Texas. These meetings are important for us to attend as scientists […]
By Joseph Alfonso Most students attending the national ESA meeting for the first time, like myself, expect to create connections with other people and gain exposure to new science in […]
By Derek Hennen Twitter has made headlines recently by becoming a public company. As the micro-blogging service enters this new phase, some people may still be wondering, “What’s the point […]
While honey bees are prized for the product they make — honey — they are even more valuable as pollinators. Unlike other bees, honey bees can be domesticated and raised […]
By Richard Levine Yesterday during the annual meeting of the National Science Writers Association, I sat in on a presentation by University of Florida entomologists Andrea Lucky and Jiri Hulcr […]