Study Shows American Dog Ticks in Western U.S. Are a Separate Species
Researchers have split the medically important American dog tick into two species: the existing Dermacentor variabilis in eastern states and the newly described Dermacentor similis west of the Rocky Mountains.
Putting the Field in Fieldwork: Testing the Quality of Commercial Data
Repeatability measures suggest that large ecoinformatics datasets gathered by commercial agriculture could be a robust source of data for entomologists.
It’s Complicated: Mitochondrial DNA and the Future of Insect Ecology
A team of researchers reviewed the status of mitochondrial DNA as a molecular marker in insect ecology studies, given recent evidence that mitochondrial DNA may be more complicated than once thought.
Cuckoo Combo: Re-Classification Makes Bombus flavidus World’s Most Widespread Bumble Bee
Researchers have synonymized the bumble bee species Bombus fernaldae with Bombus flavidus, establishing the latter, a cuckoo that parasitizes other bumble bee colonies, as the most broadly distributed bumble bee species of any kind in the world.