Press Releases

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.

ESA Creates New Science Policy Committee

Lanham, MD; January 2, 2013 – The Entomological Society of America (ESA), at the request of ESA President Rob Wiedenmann, recently created a new Presidential Committee charged with leading the effort to establish a science policy agenda for ESA that will guide and focus the Society's outreach efforts with governments, NGOs, and other organizations. The committee's tasks will include developing a framework for gathering input from throughout the Society, and determining how actions may benefit the Society and its members.

Bed Bugs Not Repelled by Ultrasonic Devices

Lanham, MD; December 10, 2012 – Alternative means of controlling urban insect pests by using ultrasonic frequencies are available and marketed to the public. However, few of these devices have been demonstrated as being effective in repelling insect pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, or ants. Despite the lack of evidence for the efficacy of such devices, they continue to be sold and new versions targeting bed bugs are readily available.

New Emphasis on Integrative and Comparative Insect Biology

Lanham, MD; November 28, 2012 – Annals of the Entomological Society of America recently announced a new emphasis on integrative and comparative insect biology, and is calling for authors' contributions.

Winners of the 2012 ESA YouTube Contest Announced

Lanham, MD; November 15, 2012 – The winners of the 2012 ESA YouTube Your Entomology were announced Sunday, November 11 during the awards ceremony at Entomology 2012 in Knoxville, TN.

Each winner received a $200 cash prize and a Stinger award trophy.

The winners and finalists for each category and links to the videos can be found below:

Research/Discovery Category

Issues with “Least Toxic Pesticides” Applied as “Last Resort”

Lanham, MD; November 12, 2012 – Recommendations and decisions to use “least toxic pesticides” and “pesticides as a last resort” have flourished in the last decade, but according to three scientific organizations – the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Plant-Insect Ecosystems Section of the Entomological Society of America (P-IE ESA) – these are not the correct approaches to the pesticide component of an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

YouTube Your Entomology Contest Finalists Announced

Lanham, MD; Oct 9, 2012 – The members of the judging panel for the 2012 ESA YouTube Your Entomology contest have chosen the finalists for each of the four categories.

The winners from each category will be announced at Entomology 2012, ESA's 60th Annual Meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee, November 11-14, 2012. Each winner will receive a $200 cash prize and a Stinger award trophy.

The finalists for each category and links to the videos can be found below: