Here is a quick video rundown of some of the insects that I bring along when I do a corporate show or presentation.
Everyone is afraid to hold a tarantula ... but once they realize that they aren't the deadly creatures everyone thinks they are, they want to hold them more!
Yvonne Whelan said she found a live spider in the grapes she purchased at a local supermarket. abc27 WHTM Yvonne Whalen said she found a live spider in the grapes she purchased at a local supermarket. A local expert said it was a dangerous black widow. Whalen, from Dillsburg, said she bought the red grapes [...]
Harold Harlan, one of the leading bed bug experts in the U.S., is featured on the cover of Pest Control Technology Magazine. Dr. Harlan has kept bed bugs in his home for 38 years, ever since 1973 when he collected his first hundred or so at Fort Dix in New Jersey. Harlan was a military [...]
Lanham, MD; November 30, 2011 -- A new study published in the Journal of Economic Entomology shows that radiation can be used to effectively sterilize the light brown apple moth (LBAM), an insect pest found in Australia, New Zealand, California, Hawaii, Sweden, and the British Isles. The light brown apple moth, Epiphyas postvittana (Walker), feeds [...]
In this video, Laura Burns, a graduate student from the University of Guelph, interviews an entomology professor who has been blogging about insects under the name "Bug Girl" (see http://membracid.wordpress.com) since 2004. In addition, Bug Girl uses @bug_girl on Twitter, and she is very active on Facebook. The discussion includes why entomologists should consider blogging, and [...]
Paula Kleintjes Neff, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, was recently interviewed by HigherEdJobs about her career as an entomologist and scientist at a state comprehensive university that strongly supports undergraduate research. Dr. Kleintjes Neff shares her views on how opportunities for women in science have changed, what can still be done to [...]
David G. James, an associate professor of entomology at Washington State University, has coauthored a new book, Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies. The book describes and illustrates the immature stages of all but one of the butterfly species found in Washington, northern Oregon, southern British Columbia and the Idaho panhandle. "This is the result of [...]
Jaret Daniels, an assistant professor of entomology at the University of Florida and assistant curator of Lepidoptera at the Florida Museum of Natural History, established the Florida Butterfly Monitoring Network, which is addressing declines in the endangered Miami blue butterfly. Recently, he was interviewed by the Gainesville Sun. Click here to read the interview.