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Category: Research News

Recent entomological research from ESA journals, members, and beyond

warehouse beetle (Trogoderma variabile)

New Analysis Refines Taxonomy of Dermestid Beetles

A new, robust molecular and morphological analysis of beetles in the family Dermestidae improves understanding of the group's evolutionary relationships—valuable knowledge for pest management, trade regulations, and forensic entomology.

Closeup of Aedes aegypti mosquito (mostly black in color with white stripes on thorax and legs) on skin, beginning to pierce skin with proboscis.

Why the Connections Between Cells Could be New Targets for Managing Insect Pests

The channels that link insect cells, known as gap junctions, control a wide array of biological functions. Biologists are exploring gap junctions as potential targets for new insecticides, and a new review in Annals of the Entomological Society of America examines existing knowledge and future directions for this line of research.