A new study finds endangered Miami blue butterfly larvae survive in greater numbers when protected by Florida carpenter ants, which fend off predators in exchange for the caterpillars' sugary secretions.
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.
A first-of-its-kind study examining the financial outcomes of small-scale beekeepers shows that following a set of best management practices can result in higher earnings—largely due to improved colony health via more active Varroa mite management.
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.