ESA Announces Finalists for the 2016 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

Since 2009, the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has held a contest called “YouTube Your Entomology,” which invites entomologists to showcase their talents and creativity through video. The popular contest has been featured in the New York Times and other media outlets, and the videos often focus on research, teaching, outreach, and other areas. For […]

Video Recreates Walking Pattern of a 410-million-year-old Arachnid

A new video based on fossils of a 410-million-year-old arachnid uses computer animation to recreate the animal walking. The arachnid belonged to the extinct order Trigonotarbida, and was a member of the Devonian genus Palaeocharinus, which was one of the first predators on land. Researchers from the University of Manchester and the Museum für Naturkunde […]

3D X-ray Video Shows Movement of a Weevil’s Hip Joint

Since their very beginning, motion pictures were used to study the movement of humans and animals. In fact, one of the first movies ever made — if not THE first — was used to find out whether all four hooves were ever simultaneously off the ground as horses ran. The movie, made by Eadweard Muybridge […]

Funny Friday: Entomologists Making Fun of Themselves in Videos

Just like any almost every other group of individuals, entomologists are often stereotyped. But it is hard to deny that they have a sense of humor, which is often self-deprecating as they poke fun at their own interests, occupations and the very stereotypes associated with them. This video by Jessica Hartshorn, a graduate student at […]