Doctoral student Adekunle Adesanya studies spider mite DNA for clues to more effective strategies for controlling the crop-destroying critters.
The James and Marilyn Oliver Hyde estate has gifted $1.4 million to support students in Department of Entomology.
WSU researchers are refrigerating 100 honey bee colonies to induce a mid-season hibernation. The goal is to kill varroa mites and save bees from colony collapse.
Since mid-March, WSU researchers have been scrambling to keep up with a surge of inquiries from concerned property owners.
Honey bee colonies could be safe in the future thanks to a microscopic particle that attracts pesticides, as created by WSU researchers.
There are a lot of different grasshoppers living on our planet. In fact, scientists have discovered more than 11,000 species.
During your morning coffee, noon-time salad, or even that Thanksgiving meal, the honey bee is your constant companion. About a third of our diet depends on pollinated crops, not just fruit and vegetables but also the alfalfa that feeds dairy herds.
David James is an expert on caterpillars but his latest work, The Book of Caterpillars: A Life-Size Guide to Six Hundred Species from around the World, is written for a general audience. The beautiful, full-color, life-size photos provide a glimpse into the insect world few might realize exists.
The Dept. of Entomology presents a colloquium with Dr. Doug Walsh on Monday, Oct. 9 at 2:10 p.m. in FSHN 354.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU News
VANCOUVER, Wash. – Monarch butterfly populations from western North America have declined far more dramatically than was previously known and face a greater risk of extinction than eastern monarchs, according to a new study in the journal Biological Conservation.