Highlights: Entomologists Join the Crowds to March for Science

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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 […]

Highlights From Reddit Science’s Honey Bee AMA

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Last week, the Reddit Science community welcomed University of Illinois entomologists May Berenbaum, Ph.D., immediate past president of the Entomological Society of America, and Gene Robinson, Ph.D., an ESA Fellow, for an “Ask Me Anything” discussion about honey bees. Berenbaum and Robinson answered a slew of questions submitted by commenters. Below are a few highlights: […]

New Checklist of Guiana Shield Highlights Cockroach Diversity in the Americas

Cockroaches that mimic beetles, semi-aquatic cockroaches, and cockroaches that live only in forest canopies … These are only a few of the 234 cockroach species listed as the known fauna of the Guiana Shield in a new paper published in the journal ZooKeys. It turns out that the Guiana Shield — a large region in […]

May Berenbaum Receives New Species of Cockroach Named After Her

Earlier this year, a PhD student named Dominic Evangelista wrote a blog post for Entomology Today where he described a new species of cockroach he had discovered, and offered to name it after the person who donated the most money to his future research efforts. The highest bidder turned out to be none other than […]

May Berenbaum Elected as Future President of the Entomological Society of America

Dr. May Berenbaum, professor and head of the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), was recently elected Vice President-Elect of the Entomological Society of America (ESA). After serving as VP-Elect in 2014, she will be Vice President in 2015 and then ESA President in 2016, the same year that ESA […]