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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.