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Ask Dr. Universe: What is the smallest insect on Earth?
June 30, 2016

Dr-Universe-230PULLMAN, Wash. – When I saw your question, I set out to explore with my bug net and a magnifying glass. I was searching all around for tiny insects when I ran into my friend Laura Lavine, a Washington State University scientist who studies bugs.

Oct. 24: Bugs, aliens star in free cinema night
October 21, 2014

bug-films-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The movies “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” and “Men in Black” will be shown for free to the public at the annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, in Todd 276 at Washington State University. Doors open at 5 p.m.

April 4: Free bee movies, insect displays, beehive
April 3, 2014

bee-movie-80PULLMAN, Wash. – A live beehive, insect displays and movies will be open free to the public at the 18th annual Insect Cinema Cult Classic hosted by the Washington State University entomology graduate student association at 6 p.m. Friday, April 4, in Todd 276.

Insects studied to understand changing Elwha ecosystem
December 18, 2013

insect-80PULLMAN, Wash. – As the largest dam removal in U.S. history brought Pacific salmon back to Washington’s Elwha River for the first time in nearly a century, scientists were considering the changing ecosystem’s impact on those foundational Elwha Valley dwellers: insects.

Experts offer multilevel bug defense
October 16, 2008

 


Photo: WSU Spokane Extension Master Gardeners Levi Strauss, left, Wayne Green and Brigitta ozefowski discuss a strategy for dealing with a caterpillar outbreak. (Photo courtesy of WSU Extension Spokane)


 


By Robert Frank, WSU Today

 

Spiders and beetles and flies. Oh my!

 

Eggs and bugs in my food! Oh yuk!

 

‘Tis fall, and along with a bounty of fresh fruit and vegetables, the autumn temperatures also can usher in a multitude of bugs and critters. These insects thrive in the surrounding fields, trees, soil and grass, … » More …

When predators eat other predators
March 31, 2005

Washington State University’s entomology department will serve up three days of insect fun and education, April 7-9.Robert Denno, a University of Maryland entomologist, will deliver the annual E. Paul Catts Lecture in two installments.  The first will be following a dinner scheduled Thursday, April 7, at the Holiday Inn Express in Pullman.  His topic will be “When Predators Eat Other Predators.”Denno specializes in biological control, said Richard Zack, associate professor of entomology.  Biological control is the use of living organisms, such as insects, parasitoids, and pathogens, to control weeds, insects and plant diseases.A social hour is scheduled from 5 p.m., the dinner at 6 p.m.  … » More …