Mosquitoes Experts at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology

Jason Thomas, a graduate student at Texas A&M University, recently interviewed mosquito experts at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida: For more info about the Congress, visit For more videos by Jason, visit

Science Communication and Social Media at ICE 2016

During the 2016 International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, a symposium called “Weaving Your Web: Science Communication and Social Media for Insect Scientists” was held. Three of the speakers — Aaron Pomerantz (with Mike Bentley), Rayda Krell, Carly M. Tribull — allowed their presentations to be videotaped, which you can see below. Aaron Pomerantz […]

A Rookie’s View of ICE 2016 and the Triplehorn Pinning Challenge

Lee William Noel, a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, recently attended his first-ever entomology meeting — the 2016 International Congress of Entomology, which was probably the largest gathering of insect scientists in the world — and he was drafted as a volunteer videographer to capture the experience. “I felt like a Little League-er […]

International Entomologists Gather in Orlando to Take on Grand Challenges

More than 175 international insect-science leaders and others involved with agriculture and public health met recently in Orlando, Florida to take part in the “International Entomology Leadership Summit: Improving the Human Condition through Insect Science.” The goal was to engage and empower worldwide entities to take on Grand Challenges we face in the coming decades […]

A Peek into the Mind of the Creator of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index

Justin Schmidt of the Southwest Biological Institute in Tucson, Arizona is perhaps best-known for his creation of the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, a relative pain scale based on his personal experiences with very close encounters with an impressive number (around 83) of species of Hymenoptera (ants, bees, and wasps). Take a moment to watch and […]