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Category: Research News

Recent entomological research from ESA journals and ESA members

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 […]

Scientists Use a Virus to Control House Flies

Scientists at the Agricultural Research Service’s Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology (CMAVE) in Gainesville, Florida have found a promising biological control agent—-salivary gland hypertrophy virus (SGHV). Once infected […]

Using Beans to Take on Bed Bugs

For hundreds of years, people have placed kidney bean leaves near their beds and pillows to stop bed bugs from biting them. However, they weren’t quite sure how or why […]

Neonics, Mites, and CCD

There’s been a lot of talk recently about neonicotinoid pesticides and their effects on honey bees and their possible role in Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), with some groups calling for […]