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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

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Dr. Charles Henry Turner: An Amazing Scientist

This week we are featuring Dr. Charles Henry Turner. Before I begin my article on him, I have a personal note that Iā€™d like to share. As Nancy stated in her blog post on Dr. Margaret S. Collins, I would like to … Continue reading

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Lonnie Standifer and the beginning of honeybee toxicology

Honeybees and humans have an ancient relationship. There’s evidence of honeybees being kept in clay pots in North Africa roughly 10,000 years ago. On Twitter, we’ve even discussed the bizarre twists and turns of how honeybees were studied up until … Continue reading

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The “Murder Hornets” AKA Asian Giant Hornet

Well. Thanks New York Times. šŸ™„šŸ™„ Hai. I’m Nancy – I was supposed to write my “Re-introduction” this week because of our hiatus. However … Now that every entomologist ever needs to clean up this puked up fur-ball of a … Continue reading

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Where are we now: Joe

Hi, I’m Joe! For those of who are new to AaE, let me introduce myself. I’m Joe Ballenger. I’m a single dad, and I really like to climb when I’m not working. My background is physiology. Specifically, I’ve done a … Continue reading

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We’re coming back from hiatus tomorrow!

Dear Fans and Friends,   First of all, we, the Ask an Entomologist team would like to thank you for submitting your question. Many have asked questions throughout the years, and your continued interests in insects is greatly appreciated.   … Continue reading

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What’s putting bugs in pots on my windowsill?

Written by Joe Ballenger Does anyone know what kind of worms these are? They were in this mudlike ball stuck to the screen (second pic after it burst open) and when I flicked it to remove it, it busted apart … Continue reading

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The Household Casebearer is…a little weird. It’s also one of the most common pests we get asked about.

Written by Joe Ballenger We get a lot of questions about household pests, and the biology of these pests can be a bit…weird. Most live in dry areas, and have a lot of adaptations to deal with it. It’s also … Continue reading

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Replay of live video on Anopheles mosquitoes of Madagascar with Riley Tedrow

Hey ya’ll! We’ve been doing these neat live videos with entomologists from all different backgrounds. It’s been almost a year of doing so, but they are only posted to Facebook. From now on we’re going to provide the link to … Continue reading

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Ladybugs as invasive species…what does the science say?

Written by Joe Ballenger So…this is a correction of a previous post I wrote on Facebook, back in March. In the comments under the article, I may have gotten myself into a bit of trouble because I made some comments … Continue reading

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