PULLMAN, Wash. – Edible insects and live bugs to take home as pets will be part of the annual Insect Expo, free for the public of all ages, at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the CUE atrium at Washington State University.
By E. Kirsten Peters, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Plants are not as dumb as they look. At least to me, plants have never seemed like the brightest bulb in the box. They stand around, looking green, hoping for a sunny day but not able to walk, talk or […]
Entomologist Sharon Collman looks at the bugs she found under a rock near the WSU Snohomish County Extension office during a recent bug hunt. (Photo by Mark Mulligan, Everett Herald) By Andrea Brown, Everett Herald EVERETT, Wash. – Sharon Collman isn’t afraid of bugs. She’s afraid of not having enough bugs. […]
Student Alex Bruce photographs a football-sized bald faced hornet nest that hangs from a pear tree. (Photos by Linda Weiford, WSU News) PULLMAN, Wash. – No insect drew more gasps than the parasitoid wasp during a field trip of undergraduate entomology students at Washington State University’s organic farm. But it wasn’t the […]
PULLMAN – Fruit consumers and growers will be delighted if Shaojin Wang, a WSU assistant research professor of biological systems engineering, can achieve his research goal. Wang is pursuing a method that could replace the chemical fumigation of apples and cherries grown in Washington with simple low-pressure treatments. Low-pressure storage technology changes the normal composition of air, creating an environment inhospitable […]
Mealworm tacos and cricket chili are among the delicacies that students in Washington State University entomology Professor Richard Zack‘s “Insects and People” class will dish up Friday, Nov. 4.From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cascade Room of the Compton Union Building, Zack’s students will sample and serve a variety of foods that have […]
PULLMAN — A 30-plus-acre slope near here may be one of the last, best chances to understand the insect world of the pre-agriculture Palouse Prairie, according to Richard Zack, Washington State University entomology professor .He and graduate student Jessica Thompson of Chico, Calif., are conducting research on the plot this summer to determine how the […]
As university insect collections are dismantled nationwide in response to budgetcuts and restructuring, the M.T. James entomological collection at Washington State University continues to grow in local and national importance, according to Entomology Chair John Brown. “There are no immediate threats to the department or insect collection,” said Brown. “With over 1,400 visitors per year, […]