Press Releases

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...
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 the calendar will be selected by...
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...
Annapolis, MD: January 15, 2015 -- The emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), also known as EAB, is an invasive insect pest from Asia that has killed millions of trees in the United States and Canada and has caused...
Annapolis, MD: December 23, 2014 -- Sometimes new insect species are discovered in the wild, and sometimes they are discovered in the drawers of old museum collections. Then there are those that are discovered by...
Este comunicado está disponible en español. Annapolis, MD: November 17, 2014 -- Although maize was originally domesticated in Mexico, the country’s average yield per hectare is 38% below the world’s average...