Press Releases

Annapolis, MD; March 18, 2015 -- Dr. Thomas C. Baker, a distinguished professor of entomology and chemical ecology at Penn State University, has been selected to deliver the Founders’ Memorial Award lecture at...
Annapolis, MD: March 9, 2015 -- A new tick species found in Malaysia and Vietnam was recently discovered by researchers in Georgia.
Annapolis, MD: March 9, 2015 -- Hundreds of insect scientists and students will be in Rehoboth, DE on March 14-17, 2015 to attend the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America's Eastern Branch at the...
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...
Annapolis, MD: February 7, 2015 -- ESA is looking for outstanding insect photos to grace our “World of Insects 2016 Calendar.” Photos should be of the highest aesthetic and technical quality. Photographs for...
Annapolis, MD: February 2, 2015 -- The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states,...
Annapolis, MD: January 22, 2015 -- Fans of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and similar TV shows know that forensic entomology involves the use of insects and other arthropods in legal matters, including homicide cases....
Annapolis, MD: January 20, 2015 -- The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri, was first discovered in Florida in 2005 and in Puerto Rico in 2007. Since then it has caused billions of dollars’ worth of damage by...