Study on Insect Decline Highlights Need for Enhanced Research and Conservation

malaise trap in German field

No doubt you saw the headlines last week: Insects are in serious trouble, @edyong209 reports. https://t.co/vMd3auqnKh pic.twitter.com/kYfPx6WxvU — The Atlantic (@TheAtlantic) October 19, 2017 A study published in PLOS ONE reports a decline of more than 75 percent in insect biomass over a 27-year period in western Germany. Researchers with the Entomological Society Krefeld used […]

Endangered Maritime Ringlet Shows Continued Decline in Eastern Canada

Coenonympha nipisiquit

An endangered butterfly species in eastern Canada appears to be declining in numbers, but a better understanding of how environmental conditions affect its lifecycle may better inform conservation efforts, according to a new study in Environmental Entomology. Coenonympha nipisiquit, also known as the maritime ringlet, lives in just 10 salt marshes in Quebec and New […]

Beetle is Center of Battle over Endangered Species and Property Rights

It’s man versus beetle on the Chesapeake Bay. Invasive beetle species such as the emerald ash borer or the Asian longhorned beetle get a lot of attention in the press for the damage they do to trees in North America, as scientists try to figure out ways to control them. However, another beetle in the […]