Press Releases

ESA Recognizes 2016 Fellows

Annapolis, MD; Aug. 26, 2015 – The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has elected 10 new Fellows of the Society for 2016. Election as a Fellow acknowledges outstanding contributions to entomology in one or more of the following: research, teaching, extension, or administration. The following Fellows will be recognized during the the 2016 International Congress of Entomology, which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

ESA Announces Finalists for the 2016 YouTube Contest

Annapolis, MD; July 19, 2016 -- 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.

Dr. Allan Felsot to Serve as ESA's EPA-OPP Subject Matter Expert Liaison

Annapolis, MD; July 18, 2016 -- Dr. Allan Felsot, a professor and extension specialist at Washington State University, has been selected to serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and liaison with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs.

ESA Receives ASAE Honors for Its Summit on the Aedes aegypti Crisis in the Americas

Annapolis, MD; July 14, 2016 --The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has earned a 2016 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its "Summit on the Aedes aegypti Crisis in the Americas," a meeting bringing together entomologists and public-health officials from around the world to discuss the best ways to control the mosquito that transmits Zika and also is the primary transmitter of dengue,

Co-Editors-in-Chief Chosen for Insect Systematics and Diversity

Annapolis, MD; July 13, 2016 -- The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) has approved the selection of two professors from the University of Illinois -- Dr. Sydney A. Cameron and Dr. James B. Whitfield -- to serve as co-editors-in-chief for ESA's newest journal, Insect Systematics and Diversity (ISD).

ESA Position Statements on Managing Insect Resistance to Pesticides and GMOs

Annapolis, MD; July 6, 2016 -- Insects that damage crops and transmit diseases can have a devastating impact on food security and human health. Insecticides are a critical tool for mitigating insect pests, as are crops that have been genetically modified to be resistant to certain insects. However, continuous exposure to insecticides with the same mode of action can lead to reduced effectiveness if the insect population develops resistance. Likewise, insects can become resistant to genetically modified crops if resistance management programs are not implemented.

Free Articles on the Aedes albopictus Mosquito

Annapolis, MD; June 28, 2016 -- This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, and the Entomological Society of America is supporting the effort with a special collection of articles about the Asian tiger mosquito.

ESA Names Winners of 2016 Awards

Annapolis, MD; June 27, 2016 -- The Entomological Society of America is pleased to announce the winners of its 2016 awards. The awards will be presented at the International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Florida, September 25-30, 2016.

The following individuals are recipients of the 2016 ESA professional and student awards.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Media Advisory: Integrated Tick Management Symposium

Annapolis, MD; May 10, 2016 – Tick-borne diseases such as Heartland virus, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever are serious public-health threats. In order to address these threats, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Entomological Society of America, the IPM Institute of North America, and the North Central IPM Center will hold the "Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem" in Washington, DC, May 16-17, 2016.

JIPM Articles on Billbugs in Turfgrass

Annapolis, MD; May 10, 2016 — Billbugs, a type of weevil that is found from southern Canada to Mexico as well as parts of the Caribbean, are a major pest of turfgrass, a crop that brings in tens of billions of dollars in annual revenues. A new article in the open-access Journal of Integrated Pest Management sheds light on how to manage this damaging insect.