Press Releases

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.

Anurag Agrawal to Give Founders’ Memorial Lecture

Lanham, MD; February 13, 2013 -- Dr. Anurag Agrawal, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology with a joint appointment in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at Entomology 2013, the 61st Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to be held in Austin, Texas, November 10-13, 2013.

Call for 2014 Insect Calendar Photos

Lanham, MD; January 29, 2013 -- The Entomological Society of America is looking for the best insect photos to grace our 2014 World of Insects Calendar.  

Photos should be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. Photographs for the calendar will be selected by the Committee on the World of Insects Calendar.

The requirements for submission of photos are:

Entomologists Offer Help to Museum of Natural History

Lanham, MD; January 7, 2013 –The Chicago Field Museum of Natural History, one of the premier research and education museums in the world, recently announced a plan to reduce the museum’s total budget by through significant reductions in research and curation support. According to Dr.