From Forests to Cities: One Entomologist’s Journey to Understand What’s Disturbing Insects
Meet Kayla Perry, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio State University, ground-beetle enthusiast, and subject of the next installment of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
These Beetles Withstand Cyanide Blasts to Eat Millipedes
Flat-backed millipedes that defend themselves with cyanide have a fearsome foe in Promecognathus beetles, which are unfazed by the potent poison. A new study shows the beetles have evolved a unique tolerance for cyanide—rather than avoidance behavior or some other countermeasure—but the underlying mechanism remains unclear.
Collaboration Brings Beetle Collection and Curation From Illinois to Cambodia
Backed by an international development grant, entomologist Tommy McElrath visited Phnom Penh to teach a three-week course on beetle collection and curation to students at the Cambodian Entomology Initiatives.
By Recycling Leftover Genes, Beetles Make New Horns and Eyes
By Viviane Callier Beetle horns are tremendously varied structures, both within and between species: some beetles have them, some don’t. The ones that do have them have evolved many special […]