Press Releases

2013 YouTube Your Entomology Contest

Lanham, MD; April 9, 2013 – ESA has begun accepting entries for the 2013 YouTube Your Entomology Video Contest. For the fifth year in a row, this contest gives ESA members the opportunity to showcase their talents and creativity through video. Members may submit entries in four different categories:

* Discovery (research focus)

* Instruction (teaching focus, academic audience)

* Outreach (extension focus, non-academic audience)

* Open category (anything goes, for the uber-creative entomologist)

The rules for this year's contest are:

FMC Sending Teachers to Entomology 2013

Madison, WI; March 26, 2013 -- Mr. Timothy Anderson of Princeton High School, Princeton, N.J. and Mr. Richard W. Shevalier III of Voorhees High School, Glen Gardner, N.J. have been awarded fellowships to work with FMC scientists this summer in Ewing, N.J., one of the world’s leading specialty chemical companies. Anderson and Shevalier were selected based on demonstrated excellence in science teaching, and an experimental and innovative attitude in their approach to teaching.

New Handbook of Turfgrass Insects, Second Edition

Lanham, MD; March 15, 2013 -- The Entomological Society of America’s second edition of the Handbook of Turfgrass Insects is now available for purchase!

New Cicada Book Catalogs Species in US and Canada

Lanham, MD; March 15, 2013 -- The Cicadas (Hemiptera: Cicadoidea: Cicadidae) of North America North of Mexico, a new book published by the Entomological Society of America, offers a comprehensive review of the North American cicada fauna and provides information on synonymies, type localities, and type material.

ESA Eastern Branch Meeting in Lancaster

Lanham, MD; March 12, 2013 -- Thousands of insects and a swarm of entomologists will converge on Lancaster for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America's Eastern Branch. The meeting will also include a free public program for kids and parents called "It's a Bug's World." This event will be held on Sunday, March 17 from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Eden Resorts. See for more information.

Free Insect Fair in Lancaster, PA in March



MARCH 17, 2013 10:00am – 3:00 pm.  “It’s a Bug’s World” AT THE BEST WESTERN EDEN RESORT AND SUITES

West Nile Virus Passes from Female to Eggs

Lanham, MD; March 5, 2013 -- In California, Culex mosquitoes are considered to be the principle vectors of West Nile virus (WNV), which infects birds, humans, and other mammals during the summer. In addition, these mosquitoes may also serve as overwintering reservoir hosts as the virus is passed "vertically" from female mosquito to egg, then larva, and then adult.

ESA Launches Science Policy Program

New partnership with the American Institute of Biological Sciences will enable insect scientists to engage in science policy process

Lanham, MD; February 21, 2013 -- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) and the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) announced today a new partnership that will provide ESA members with an even stronger voice in the nation’s science policy debates. 

Entomologists and Children Meeting in Las Cruces

Lanham, MD; February 19, 2013 -- 1,200 elementary school students are expected to attend an INSECT EXPO at New Mexico State University from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Monday, February 25 at the start of the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA), which will be held February 25-28 in the Ramada Palms Hotel in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Southern Insect Scientists to Meet in Baton Rouge

Lanham, MD; February 13, 2013 -- The 2013 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) will be held March 3-6, 2013 at the Hilton Baton Rouge (201 Lafayette Street) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.