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Recent entomological research from ESA journals and ESA members

Using Flies to Reduce Fire Ant Populations

In a previous article, we showed how “Chinese Wasps are Taking on the Emerald Ash Borer” as scientists in Michigan introduced wasps from Asia in order to control the invasive […]

Scientists Use a Virus to Control Insects

Introduced in Central America twenty years ago, the Guatemalan potato moth is wreaking havoc in potato crops in Venezuela, Colombia and Ecuador. Its larvae can devour entire stocks of potato […]

Grad Student Discovers New Insect in Alaska

A tiny scorpionfly was recently discovered by Jill Stockbridge, a graduate student at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, while she was doing research for her thesis on Prince of Wales […]

Cicada Killer Wasps have Emerged

During the last few weeks, depending on region, large wasps known as cicada killers have been spotted. These aptly named wasps prey on cicadas; the female stings and paralyzes a […]