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Recent entomological research from ESA journals and ESA members

Oklahoma City Invaded by Crickets

Two days ago we wrote about Daniel Emlyn-Jones, a British man who was so enamored with the sounds of crickets that he let 1,000 of them loose in his backyard, […]

New Beetle Discovered in the Big City

Manila, the world’s 10th largest megacity and 6th largest conurbation, based on official statistics, is not a place one would normally expect to discover new species, even in a country […]

Video Profile of the Asparagus Miner Fly

This video by Rob Morrison, a Ph.D student at Michigan State University, profiles the asparagus miner, a stem-mining fly that attacks newly planted asparagus fields and can vector disease-causing fungi […]

Remote-Controlled Cockroaches and Moths

An assistant professor at North Carolina State University, Dr. Alper Bozkurt, has developed a way to remotely control insects, just as one can remotely control toy cars or helicopters. Beginning […]

Discovery May Lead to “Anti-Viagra” for Insects

Kansas State University entomologists have helped identify a neuropeptide named natalisin that regulates the sexual activity and reproductive ability of insects. Using a genetic tool called RNA interference, or RNAi, […]

Ants are World Travelers

According to a recent article in Biology Letters, “the numbers of introduced or established ants may be much larger than the numbers so far documented.” Lead author Veronica Miravete, from […]

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