A count of the Western Monarch butterfly population last winter saw a staggering drop in numbers, but there are hopeful signs the beautiful pollinators are adapting to a changing climate and ecology.
New WSU research predicts how and where the invasive newcomer to the Pacific Northwest, dubbed the “murder hornet,” could spread.
It was a gray June afternoon when graphic designer Megan Asche stumbled upon the tiny insect that would change the course of her career.
WSU will celebrate the grand opening of its new Honey Bee & Pollinator Research, Extension, and Education Facility on March 6 with a ribbon cutting and tours of the facility.
The more diverse a farm’s plant population, the more beneficial it is for bee pollinators, and the more efficiently those pollinators work, according to new WSU research.
Funded by the Department of Defense, the research is spurred by concerns about annual wasp invasions of air traffic control towers at military airstrips across the southern U.S.
By dining on pests and reducing growers’ need to spray insecticides, earwigs are unappreciated predators that have important benefits for agriculture.
Graduate student Melanie Kirby is one of just five scholars nationwide to receive the 2019-2020 Fulbright-Nat Geo Storytelling fellowship out of more than 200 semi-finalist applicants.
Allan Felsot was recently announced as the recipient of the Pacific branch of the Entomological Society of America’s award for excellence in teaching.
A webinar titled, “What the Bug is That? New Invasive Insects on the Horizon,” will be presented noon–1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25. Anyone is welcome to attend online.