The Flies and Beetles That Turn Death Into Dinner

forensic entomology usual suspects

By Denise Gemmellaro This is the fourth in a series of posts on forensic entomology. Read earlier posts in the series and stay tuned for future posts in the coming weeks here on Entomology Today. Every respectful movie or TV show featuring a scene with a dead body makes sure the buzzing of the flies […]

How to Make the Most of Your Time at Entomology 2017

Lina Bernaola and Big Blue Bear

Editor’s Note: As Entomology 2017 approaches, today we continue with the second in a five-part “Students at #EntSoc17” series on Entomology Today, in which members of ESA’s Student Affairs Committee share what fellow student members need to know to be prepared to ignite, inspire, and innovate at Entomology 2017. By Lina Bernaola It’s almost time once […]

Field Tour Gets First-Hand Look at IPM and Pollinator Health in Mississippi

science policy field tour - cotton test plots

By Rayda Krell, Ph.D., and Melissa Willrich Siebert, Ph.D. “Creating a pollinator protection program is like making gumbo,” said Andy Whittington, environmental programs coordinator at the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation. “You have to start with a good roux, and a good roux has two key ingredients: In this case it was the beekeepers and the […]

Entomology Takes the Stage (and the Airwaves) at Science Friday Live

science friday live - field visit

Last Saturday, on the stage of the Orpheum Theatre in Wichita, Kansas, entomologist Rachel Stone told the audience gathered there that a pile of animal poop is a lot like a pile of cheeseburgers—to a dung beetle, that is. Stone, a graduate researcher working in forensic ecology at Wichita State University, was a guest for […]

How Salt, a Coffee Filter, and a Microscope Could Aid in Managing Spotted-Wing Drosophila

filter method for finding spotted-wing drosophila

By Andrew Porterfield The red-eyed, spotted fly first appeared in the United States in strawberry, raspberry, and blackberry crops in Santa Cruz County, California, in 2008. Then the Southeast Asian invader Drosophila suzukii began showing up in crops in other areas of coastal California, eventually making its way to the far Pacific Northwest and then […]