In urban settings, plant selection and landscape maintenance play a critical role in pollinator populations and the preservation of essential ecosystem services. A new guide in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management reviews case studies and identifies opportunities for future study and action in urban pollinator conservation.
People who attended the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America are likely to remember Dr. Anurag Agrawal, who talked about Dame Miriam Rothschild when he presented the […]
It’s been known for some time that toxins produced by milkweed plants can protect monarch butterlfy caterpillars from predators, such as birds, and from various parasites. Now researchers from the […]
Good intentions don't always produce good results. Planting tropical milkweed may not be helpful to US monarch butterflies.
Dr. Patricia Glynn Tillman, an entomologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Tifton, Georgia, has found a green alternative for controlling various stink bugs that attack crops, which may […]