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Category Archives: History
The Mothers of Entomological History
In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to share a blog article that Joanie wrote with Morgan Thompson and Jaclyn Martin for Entomology Today. Check it out using the link above.
Posted in Culture, History Tagged Entomological History, Entomological Society of America, Women of entomology 3 Comments
Sophie Lutterlough: The One Woman Information Bureau
Written by Nancy Miorelli As we bring our celebration of Black Entomologists Who Shaped Entomology to a close, the Ask an Entomologist team is continuing the conversation about how we can help provide support, inclusivity, and diversity in our science … Continue reading
Dr. Margaret S. Collins: The Termite Lady – Featuring Black Entomologist Stories
Margaret Collins, the Termite Lady, was an African African who helped shape the face of entomological termite research but was also a powerful force fighting for human rights Continue reading
DDT: The Situation Today
Written by Joe Ballenger I wanted to dedicate another post to some of my other concerns about the pro-DDT movement. When I read posts which advocate DDT reintroduction in the US, a small amount of attention is paid to issues … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Economics, Evolution, History, Law, Pest Management, Physiology, Uncategorized Tagged DDT, Evolution, History, India, Pesticide Resistance, Pesticides, Politics 1 Comment
Do we need to bring back DDT?
Written by Joe Ballenger I’ve had a number of friends ask me to tackle the topic of possibly bringing back DDT. These requests go back months, and I’ve been hesitant to tackle the topic because of the politics surrounding this … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Ecology, History, Pest Management, Uncategorized Tagged Environment, History, Malaria, Mosquito control, Science Politics 1 Comment
Is oxygen the reason insects were so big way back when?
Written by Joe Ballenger I read a few things on the size of insects and the decrease of size from there ancestors to now are related to the oxygen levels from then to now. I was wondering if anyone has … Continue reading
Entolegality: Do entomologists have special bug privileges?
Written by Joe Ballenger Is it true that you can order insects when it is illegal for me to order them? Example I would wanna buy a beetle from Japan and it’s illegal for me to own one can you … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, History, Law, Pest Management, Uncategorized Tagged Agriculture, Environment, Government, History, Invasive Species, Law, Protocol, Science 1 Comment
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