Highlights: Entomologists Join the Crowds to March for Science

March for Science - Andrea Lucky

On Saturday, entomologists stood up for science. In cities around the world, they gathered with scientists of myriad disciplines and non-scientists as well to remind the world about the critical role of science in human progress. Some traveled from a great distance to participate in the flagship March for Science in Washington, DC, while many […]

Recap: ESA Webinar on Science Advocacy

We March for Science

The upcoming March for Science will be a day of energy and enthusiasm for the critical value of science to society, but change will be measured over a much greater timeframe. That’s why scientists should equip themselves with the tools and know-how to effectively engage the public, media, and lawmakers on both specific research topics […]

Meet Three Entomologists Who Will March for Science

We March for Science

Nine days from today, a diverse array of scientists, influencers, and people who value the role of science in improving the human condition will gather to make their voice heard. The March for Science is expected to bring tens of thousands of supporters to Washington, DC, and to more than 500 satellite marches in cities […]

Collection of 1.25 Million Weevils and Planthoppers Donated to Arizona State University

O'Brien insect collection

One of the largest private insect collections in the world is changing hands, and along with it will go an endowment for continued study of the insects it contains. Yesterday, Arizona State University announced that the massive private entomological collection of Charlie and Lois O’Brien, including more than 1 million weevil specimens and 250,000 planthoppers, […]

In Managing Invasive Species, Entomologists Are “The Front Line of Defense”

Helen Spafford, Ph.D.

Today kicks off National Invasive Species Awareness Week, organized by the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition. A great number of invasive species of concern in the United States are insects, and in 2016 the Entomological Society of America developed and issued a formal position statement on invasive species, titled “The Not-So-Hidden Dangers of Invasive […]