A study that shows mosquitoes might benefit from wetland-management tactics aimed at protecting frogs illustrates the complicated ecological dynamics present in urban wetlands. Understanding the habitat requirements and ecological interactions of local mosquito species is critical to balancing such wetlands’ risks and benefits.
By Donald A. Yee, Ph.D. The old adage “bad press is better than no press” has a long history, and it surely applies to coverage of insects broadly and insects that […]
By Cameron Webb Mosquitoes bite. They need to bite. Female mozzies require the nutritional hit of a bloodmeal to develop eggs. The blood can come from many different animals. Some […]
By Cameron Webb The wellness industry is booming, but it’s not just people looking for the latest “detox” diet. Some of our closest parasitic foes are well ahead of us […]
This post is by Dr. Cameron Webb, a medical entomologist from Australia who is on has already begun the long journey to Portland for Entomology 2014. In it, he lists some cool things to see in the city of Portland and some upcoming highlights from the meeting in the field of medical entomology and public health. Follow him on Twitter at @Mozziebites, and follow his blog at http://cameronwebb.wordpress.com.
A post from last week called “Australia Fits Thousands of Bees with Sensors to Monitor the Environment” described a project where as many as 5,000 bees were being fitted with […]