New Home for Systematics in Entomology Nears First Issue

jim whitfield and sydney cameron

Insect systematists—and anyone, really, interested in topics such as insect taxonomy, morphology, paleobiology, phylogenetics, and genomics—have reason to celebrate with the coming debut of the newest journal of the Entomological Society of America, Insect Systematics and Diversity. This week, ESA and Oxford University Press released a sneak peek at the titles and abstracts of the […]

The Commercial Bumble Bee Industry May Have Helped Spread Nosema to Wild Bee Populations

When most people think about bee pollinators in U.S. agriculture, they probably think of honey bees. However, bumble bees can also be used, especially in green houses where crops like tomatoes or peppers are grown. In fact, several companies sell bumble bee hives through the mail. In the late 1990s, populations of the western bumble […]