Tag: entomology

After closing in 2013 for renovations, the Frost Entomological Museum has reopened with expanded public space and new exhibits. PHOTO: NICK SLOFF, PENN STATE DEPARTMENT OF ENTOMOLOGY

Penn State entomological museum reopens

November 14, 2019 By
After closing for more than six years, Penn State's Frost Entomological Museum reopened with new and improved exhibits, storage space and research capacity. Read more»
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How realistic are ant emojis? An entomologist weighs in

November 6, 2019 By
An entomologist rates ant emojis in a Tumblr post and it goes viral. Tell us your thoughts on anatomically correct insect emojis and artwork. Read more»
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Giant bee found after 38-year absence

March 5, 2019 By
The Wallace's giant bee (Megachile pluto) had not been recorded since 1981 until this January in Indonesia. Read more»
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Barbie to bond with bugs this fall

February 7, 2019 By
On Jan. 31, Mattel Inc. announced a worldwide licensing agreement between its Barbie brand and National Geographic to create a product line and content centered around exploration, science, conservation and research. The Barbie and National Geographic product line features career dolls and... Read more»
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A compassionate industry, but one with room to grow

January 2, 2019 By
University of Florida (UF) entomologist Dr. Faith Oi says she is proud to be part of an industry that is so charitable. “Many companies very quietly provide services pro bono, so that people who cannot afford pest control can live... Read more»
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Virginia Tech receives endowed professorship

October 15, 2018 By
Joe Wilson, former owner of PermaTreat Pest Control, Fredericksburg, Va., and his wife have established the Joseph R. and Mary W. Wilson Endowed Urban Entomology Professorship in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and... Read more»
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WSU entomology department houses over 3.1 million insects

June 14, 2018 By
Washington State University houses over 3.1 million insects that pest management professionals and entomologists can use as a resource. Read more»
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5 questions with Purdue entomology master’s student

April 30, 2018 By
"I did my senior-year project on termite control by formulating effective baits." Read more»
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Video shows subterranean termite’s damage to a house

March 27, 2018 By
The video represents an analogy of damage the Formosan subterranean termite can have to a structure. Read more»
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Online resources: Why customers still call PMPs

March 12, 2018 By
you ever notice that today’s consumer performs an extraordinary amount of research before calling in an expert? Read more»
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