Skip to content

Category: Research News

Recent entomological research from ESA journals, members, and beyond

closeup of house fly facing to right, viewed from side, standing on the surface of a green leaf

Insects Taste More Than Food and With More Than Mouths

From mouthparts and antennae to legs, wings, and even ovipositors—insects taste with a host of body parts that far outpaces mere tongues. A new review in Annals of the Entomological Society of America tallies tasting techniques in insects and finds a line of research ripe for deeper exploration.