Tag: insects

Photo: Susan Ellis, Bugwood.org

Springtails: The pest insect that isn’t

May 17, 2018 By
Springtails are such an ancient group of arthropods that 400-year-old fossils exist. Read more»
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Fumigants & Pheromones Conference

Fumigants & Pheromones set for June

February 7, 2018 By
Insects Limited and Fumigation Service & Supply (FSS) will co-host the 13th Fumigants & Pheromones Conference June 12-14, 2018, at the Indiana State Museum in their headquarters city of Indianapolis. Throughout the past 25 years, this biennial conference has followed... Read more»
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Parasitic wasp may use saw-like antennae to escape from host

February 6, 2018 By
While the wasp is emerging, it may rub these spines against the host and use them like a saw to cut open the body. Read more»
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Museum of Fine Arts hires puppy to detect pests

January 30, 2018 By
Riley, the new furry team member, will begin extensive scent training in the next few months. Read more»
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Women in pest management: Dr. Dini Miller

January 2, 2018 By
Even after nearly 20 years of playing a very active role in pest management, Dr. Dini Miller has lost none of her enthusiasm for the industry. Read more»
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Cornell, Harvard engineers collaborate on ‘RoboBees’

December 14, 2017 By
While engineers have had success building tiny, insect-like robots, programming them to behave autonomously like real insects continues to present technical challenges. Read more»
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‘Insecta’ documentary examines the lives of entomologists

December 7, 2017 By
Justin Schmidt, the "King of Sting," is featured in the film. Read more»
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Q&A: Grass-carrying wasps and powderpost beetles

November 30, 2017 By
"An old house has a powderpost beetle infestation that appears to be active. Can heat be used to control this problem?" Read more»
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Schopen recounts fears faced during his career

November 10, 2017 By
There’s a phobia for just about everything, it seems. Read more»
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Video: Why do insects rule the world?

September 21, 2017 By
Insects rule the world, quite literally. Studies show there are quintillions of insects on planet Earth — and spiders consume 400 to 800 tons of them each year. This video from TED-Ed Original aims to explain why, and how, insects... Read more»
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