Learn more about the work of several entomologists who are organizing and speaking at the 9th Latin American/Hispanic Symposium: Rising Strong in Entomology, taking place virtually during Entomology 2021.
When a foreign parasitoid wasp was introduced to North America to control invasive pea aphids, it outcompeted most native wasps, except for one: Praon pequodorum. Its secret weapon: a resistance to pea aphids' natural defenses.
How did a ground-dwelling insect like the termite Macrotermes gilvus get from mainland Myanmar all the way out to the islands of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia? The answer lies in ancient land bridges.