PULLMAN, Wash. – Richard Zack has been appointed interim associate dean of academic programs in the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, effective Aug. 1.
This brown recluse floating in an alcohol-filled vial came from the southern United States. (Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services) WSU entomologist Richard Zack. It’s a myth that brown recluses live in the Northwest, he says. PULLMAN, Wash. – We’ve all seen them — brown recluse spiders scuttling in the bathtub, scurrying in […]
Trailer courtesy of Myriapod Productions on Vimeo. PULLMAN – WSU entomology professors will show a documentary chronicling Japan’s love affair with bugs while sharing live beetles, tarantulas and scorpions with the audience. Entomology professors Richard Zack and Laura Lavine will present the documentary “Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo” along with their creepy-crawly friends at […]
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 […]
“Today is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. I received my little friend Simon. I can’t stop staring at him. I wonder how this little guy will grow…” So begins the tobacco hornworm larva-rearing journal of a typical student in Richard Zack’s Entomology 101 class, “Insects and People.” From utterly engaging Powerpoint presentations to the […]