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Lauren Weidner, a Rutgers graduate student in entomology, studies maggots in her lab. And according to this article, her research in the growing field of forensic entomology could make her the state’s most...
At an age when most kids were sitting on the family room floor watching Captain Kangaroo, Andy Brower was running across the green hills of Trinidad, watching his parents collect butterflies. Both were renowned...
Daniel Young, a professor of entomology at the University of Wisconsin and Director of the UW Insect Research Collection, is portrayed in a new children’s book about Henri Bell (after Jean-Henri Fabre), a ten-year...
Dr. Roxanne Connelly received the gavel for the presidency of the American Mosquito Control Association at the business meeting on Feb. 27th, during the organization’s 79th annual meeting at Atlantic City New...
Every year, California’s diverse ecosystem is invaded by new, often-destructive species of exotic pests, resulting in annual economic losses of more than $3 billion. In this short video, Mark Hoddle, the director...
Coby Schal, an entomologist at North Carolina State University, was featured on NPR's Science Friday in this video on how and why cockroaches clean themselves. To clean its antenna, a cockroach will grab ahold of it...
Anne Nielsen, a new faculty member in the Department of Entomology at Rutgers University, has been awarded $2,672,327 by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture in support of a multi-regional,...
Philip Koehler, an entomologist at the University of Florida, is featured in this news video about his work on developing a better fly trap. Dr. Koehler and others in his lab found that flies are most strongly attracted...
Greg Wiggins, an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, is featured in this news video about scientists using small wasps to control the emerald ash borer. Watch the video below.
Prof. S. Bradleigh Vinson, Texas A&M University, has been awarded the Distinguished Research Medal of the International Society of Hymenopterists for 2012. This medal is awarded every 2-4 years by the society to a...
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This edition of eNews contains information about the Phyllis Weintraub as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Insect Science (JIS), the Program Symposia selected for Entomology 2015, a new promotional...
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 student debates at Entomology 2015, the first recipient of the ACE-International designation, three new proposed insect common names, webinars during...
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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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Annapolis, MD: March 4, 2015 -- The Governing Board of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) recently appointed Dr. Phyllis Weintraub as the new editor-in-chief of the Journal of Insect Science (JIS), an...
Annapolis, MD: March 3, 2015 -- In the first study of its kind since the 1920s, rats in New York City were found to carry Oriental rat fleas (Xenopsylla cheopis), which are capable of transmitting pathogens that cause...
Annapolis, MD: February 9, 2015 -- 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...
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