Press Releases

ESA Applauds White House Pollinator Health Task Force Plan

Annapolis, MD; June 19, 2015 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA), the largest organization in the world serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists and related disciplines, celebrates National Pollinator Week and applauds the recent publication of the White House Pollinator Health Task Force’s National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators (Strategy).

Symposia Selected for ICE 2016

Annapolis, MD; June 17, 2015 – The co-chairs of the 2016 International Congress of Entomology are proud to announce that 287 symposia have been accepted from the global entomological community for ICE 2016.

The symposia will highlight the most recent advances in a wide diversity of entomological subjects around the global theme during this six-day event. 

Call for 2015 YouTube Contest Videos

Annapolis, MD; May 5, 2015 – ESA has begun accepting entries for the 2015 YouTube Your Entomology Video Contest. This contest gives ESA members the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity through video.

This year all video entries will be judged against each other with no distinct categories. A winner and runner-up will be chosen from among the submitted entries.

Videos will be rated on picture quality, sound quality, creativity, and entomological accuracy.

The rules for this year's contest are:

A New Profile of the Asian Longhorned Beetle

Annapolis, MD; April 15, 2015 -- The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, is a wood-boring insect that is capable of destroying 30% of the urban trees in the United States at an economic loss of $669 billion. Infestations of this invasive beetle have been found in Ohio, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Illinois, and they have been shown to feed on more than 100 different tree species, with a preference for maples, poplars, aspens, cottonwoods, and willows.

Researchers Find New Mesoamerican Pine Beetle

Annapolis, MD; April 15, 2015 -- A newly-discovered species of tree-killing bark beetle, Dendroctonus mesoamericanus Armendáriz-Toledano and Sullivan, has been described in a paper published online in the Annals of the Entomological Society of America by a group of researchers that includes a U.S. Forest Service scientist.

Bed Bug Fecundity Reduced by ActiveGuard

Annapolis, MD; April 1, 2015 -- Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don’t.

Tom Baker to Deliver 2015 Founders' Memorial Lecture

Annapolis, MD; March 18, 2015 -- Dr. Thomas C. Baker, a distinguished professor of entomology and chemical ecology at Penn State University, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2015, the 63rd Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to be held November 15-18, 2015 in Minneapolis.

New Tick Species Found at USNTC

Annapolis, MD: March 9, 2015 -- A new tick species found in Malaysia and Vietnam was recently discovered by researchers in Georgia.

ESA's Eastern Branch Meeting in Rehoboth, DE

Annapolis, MD: March 9, 2015 -- Hundreds of insect scientists and students will be in Rehoboth, DE on March 14-17, 2015 to attend the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America's Eastern Branch at the Atlantic Sands Hotel (1 Baltimore Avenue, on the boardwalk).

Phyllis Weintraub Welcomed as JIS Editor-in-Chief

Annapolis, MD: March 4, 2015 -- The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) recently appointed Dr. Phyllis Weintraub as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Insect Science (JIS), an international, open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes papers on all aspects of the biology of insects and other arthropods -- from the molecular to the ecological -- as well as their agricultural and medical impacts.