Watch the Five Finalist Videos in the 2017 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

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At Entomology 2017—which starts exactly two months from today, by the way—the results of ESA’s 2017 YouTube Your Entomology Contest will be announced. Today, the five finalists have been named, and we’re sharing them here on Entomology Today. Since 2009, ESA has hosted its annual video contest, which has drawn submissions from a broad range of […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz

Aaron Pomerantz’s work in the Integrative Biology Department at the University of California, Berkeley, includes the exploration of butterfly wing formation, which he showcases in the time-lapse video above, published in March 2017. In the final installment of our three-part series on video communication for entomologists, we hear from Aaron Pomerantz, graduate student at University […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Erin Hodgson

Erin Hodgson

“Black Cutworm Adult Trapping” was a finalist in the 2016 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest. Co-creator Erin Hodgson, Ph.D., says she likes to present hands-on demonstrations and factual management recommendations in her videos, which often serve as a tool in her work as an extension entomologist. Continuing our three-part series showcasing advice from entomologists experienced […]

Communicating Entomology Through Video: Q&A With Adrian Smith

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“Escape From the Jaws of Death!” was the winner of the 2015 ESA YouTube Your Entomology Contest. Co-creator Adrian Smith, Ph.D., says one of his primary goals in communicating science through video is to get insect scientists on screen talking about their research and why they do it. YouTube processes enough searches every year to […]

Videos of Young Entomology Prodigies

The deadline for the Entomological Society of America’s YouTube Your Entomology contest was last night at midnight, so this week Entomology Today will feature some of the submitted videos. In the following video by Kyle Parks and Michelle Duennes, Agastya, a six-year-old entomology enthusiast from Urbana, IL shares with us some of his favorite insect […]