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Tiffany Heng-Moss, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will receive the 2012 Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award (OTICA), which recognizes faculty members who have demonstrated...
Danny McDonald, a researcher at Texas A&M, and Wizzie Brown, BCE, an entomologist with Texas AgriLife Extension, are featured in this news video on the rasberry crazy ant.
Claudia Riegel, Edward D. Freytag and Carrie Owens, from the New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board, are featured in this local news video on Formosan termites. "It's very, very difficult to find a...
ESA members Donald Lewis, Iowa State University, and Michael Raupp, University of Maryland, were interviewed by NPR for "All Things Considered" in this piece about reports of unusual numbers of insects...
Nancy Hinkle, a veterinary entomologist at the University of Georgia, is featured in this news video on ticks in Georgia. "This spring came very early. Back in February, people started sending me ticks, and I was a...
John Ruberson, an entomologist at the University of Georgia, says that releasing a tiny wasp may be the best way to control the spread of the Kudzu bug in United State's southeastern region. Ruberson and other...
Eric Day, an entomologist with Virginia Tech, appears in this news video on the dangers of ticks. "East of the Blue Ridge, Lynchburg, Central Virginia we see the Lone Star Tick. West of the Blue Ridge we see...
Rob Progar, an entomologist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station, is featured in this PBS video on a "Rare Snowstorm of Pine Butterflies," the largest recorded outbreak of pine butterflies in the Blue...
Sonny Ramaswamy, dean of Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences, has been chosen by the Obama administration to head the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, an arm of the U.S. Department...
Robert Washino -- an ESA Fellow, emeritus professor of entomology, and a longtime academic administrator at the University of California, Davis -- has been selected as a recipient of a 2012 Distinguished Scholarly...
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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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