Press Releases

ESA Releases Statement on Invasive Species

Annapolis, MD; April 28, 2016 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has issued a statement about the dangers of invasive species and the potential threats they pose to U.S. national interests by undermining food security, trade agreements, forest health, ecosystem services, environmental quality, and public health and recreation.

Study Examines NJ Bed Bug Infestations

Annapolis, MD; April 5, 2016 – In order to determine where bed bug outbreaks are occurring and the best way to prevent and control infestations, entomologists examined 2,372 apartments in New Jersey and looked at factors such as the age, race, and gender of the inhabitants. The results are published in the Journal of Medical Entomology.

New Treehopper Genus Named after Selena Quintanilla

Annapolis, MD; March 31, 2016 – Insects known as treehoppers vary wildly in form, sporting many different shapes and colors.

Recently, Dr. Brendan O. Morris and Dr. Christopher H. Dietrich, of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, discovered a new treehopper genus (and its single species) that is found in Texas and northern Mexico, which they describe in an article in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America.

Moth Trap May Make Citizen Science More Affordable

Annapolis, MD; March 30, 2016 – Researchers from Michigan State University believe they have invented a better -- or at least a cheaper -- version of the proverbial mouse trap. Except instead of a mouse trap, it's a moth trap. The new device is described in the Journal of Insect Science.

JIPM Article on Masked Chafer Grubs

Annapolis, MD; March 30, 2016 – White grubs, commonly known as masked chafers, are fat, cream-colored, brown-headed larvae that can be pests of turfgrass.

Now gardeners, golf-course owners, and growers who have been battling masked chafers for decades have a new resource. An article in the Journal of Integrated Pest Management delves into five of these turfgrass pest species and the options for managing them.

Education and Cooperation Needed to Stop Zika

Annapolis, MD; March 29, 2016 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) and Sociedade Entomológica do Brasil (SEB) held a Summit in Maceió, Alagoas, Brazil on 13 March, 2016 to discuss the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary transmitter of Zika, dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

ESA to Launch New Journal; EIC Search Underway

Annapolis, MD; March 17, 2016 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA) is launching a new journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity, scheduled to begin publication in January 2017. The new journal is seeking candidates to serve as its founding editor-in-chief.

Anthony James to Deliver 2016 Founders' Memorial Lecture

Annapolis, MD; March 8, 2016 – Dr. Anthony A. James, a distinguished professor at the University of California, Irvine, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at the 2016 International Congress of Entomology (ICE 2016).

Media Advisory: Summit on the Aedes aegypti Crisis

This news release is available in Portuguese and Spanish.

Annapolis, MD; March 8, 2016 – On March 13, 2016, entomologists, public-health officials, and others will meet in the city of Maceió in Brazil in order to determine ways of managing the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which is the primary vector of Zika virus, chikungunya, dengue, and yellow fever.

Insect Scientists to Meet in Raleigh, NC

Annapolis, MD; March 7, 2016 – More than 100 insect scientists and entomology students will gather in Raleigh, North Carolina March 13th-16th, 2016 for the 90th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch (SEB) of the Entomological Society of America. The meeting will showcase scientific presentations, student poster and paper competitions, social events, awards, and an insect photo salon.

Attendees will discuss the latest, exciting, arthropod related research, including: