Tom Turpin Talks about Louse Dislodgers, Malaria and Powdered Wigs

Dr. Tom Turpin, a professor of entomology at Purdue University, was recently interviewed by a local TV station about insect myths and how they originated. In the following video, he discusses the entomological origins of “louse dislodgers” (otherwise known as back-scratchers), perfume (used to purify air in order to protect people from malaria), and powdered […]

Discussing First Impressions with ESA Veterans at Entomology 2013

By Joseph Alfonso With so many things, first impressions are incredibly important and the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America is no exception (click here for my earlier post about my first ESA meeting). After the waves of excitement and nervousness subsided on my second day, I wanted to speak with others about […]