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Dalton Ludwick on Bill Nye Saves the World

How Two Entomologists Landed on TV With Bill Nye

What started with one entomologist's Twitter hashtag turned into a segment on the Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World, and two entomology graduate students appeared on the show to share their work with the world.

spotted-wing drosophila feeding on strawberry puree

Fruit DNA in Invasive Flies’ Guts Could Help Track Their Dispersal

A recent study at North Carolina State University shows that DNA analysis of spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii) flies can detect whether they fed on strawberries as much as seven days prior. Researchers hope the proof of concept will lead to more accurate analysis of the invasive pest's dispersal in the field.