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Deborah A. Delaney, an assistant professor at the University of Delaware, will study the effectiveness of native bumble bees as pollinators of fruits and vegetables. Dr. Delaney will show growers how to pollinate a...
Brian M. Wiegmann, a professor at North Carolina State University, and collaborators across the globe have mapped the evolutionary history of flies in a project that has been dubbed the "fly tree of life". The...
Ralph Berry, emeritus professor of entomology at Oregon State University, is serving as co-curator of a new butterfly exhibit at the High Desert Museum in Bend, OR. The exhibit will run until March 26th. Visitors will...
Wizzie Brown, integrated pest management specialist for AgriLife Extension in Texas, has been scientifically testing alternative, non-chemical means to control fire ants, including the use of club soda, coffee grounds,...
Kim Hoelmer, a research entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Beneficial Insects Introduction Research Unit, is exploring the use of a tiny parasitic wasp to control the brown marmorated stink bug, a...
Neil Tsutsui, an associate professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and Cameron Currie, an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, are featured in this article about decoding ant...
W. Joe Lewis, a retired research entomologist who worked for nearly 40 years for the USDA's Agricultural Research Service, is featured in this New York Times article about the Wasp Hound, a device he invented with...
Nancy M. Troyano, who works for Ehrlich Pest Control, is featured in this local TV news video from Pennsylvania on the brown marmorated stink bug. Click here for the video and the article.
David G. Hall, a research leader at the USDA-ARS Subtropical Insects Research Unit in Fort Pierce, Florida, was featured on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams during a report on the effects of the Asian citrus psyllid...
Maureen Coetzee, director of the Malaria Entomology Research Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, has had a subgenus of the Aedes mosquito named after her in recognition of her contribution to...
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This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about an ESA letter to lawmakers about ending sequestration, hearings on the 2016 budget, the Engineering Biology Research and Development Act of...
This edition of eNews contains information about the ESA-OUP publications partnership, two newly proposed insect common names that are open for comments, a call for photos for the 2016 World of Insects...
This edition of ESA Science Policy News contains information about a letter from ESA to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Director Sonny Ramaswamy commenting on recommendations made by a...
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During September, 2013, there were several news reports of multitudes of crickets invading Oklahoma City. Many of these scenes were catured on video, which you can see below.
This video shows a very colorful peacock spider busting some crazy dance moves with techno music in the background. Click here to read more about the spider and for more videos. Watch the video below.  
This is a fascinating documentary about spiders, made by National Geographic. Watch the video below:  
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The rice water weevil, Lissorhoptrus oryzophilus, is the most harmful insect pest of rice in the United States, causing yield losses of up to 25 percent. Adults inflict damage by consuming leaf tissue, and the larvae...
ESA is looking for outstanding insect photos to grace our “World of Insects 2016 Calendar.” Photos should be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. Photographs for the calendar will be selected by...
Annapolis, MD: February 2, 2015 -- The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states,...
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