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Tag: entomology

Bite-resistant textiles

Jul 13, 2021

Mosquito-Resistant Clothing Prevents Bites in Trials

NC State researchers created insecticide-free, mosquito-resistant clothing using bite-proof textiles they designed. 

Fruit flies with florescent red proteins glow red.

Jun 29, 2021

Study Shows Effectiveness of Suppressing Female Fruit Flies

Pest populations plummet in lab experiments as technique using genetically modified fruit flies works more effectively than expected. 

Cicada

May 12, 2021

Podcast: Cicadas

Clyde Sorenson talks cicadas. 

Photo of sand fly.

May 6, 2021

Surprising Sand Fly Find Yields New Species of Bacteria

Researchers discover a new species of bacteria while examining sand fly larvae rearing area. 

Samantha Jordt and a aquatic insect larva

Mar 17, 2021

Abundant and Stable Rocks Are Critical Egg-laying Habitat for Insects in Restored Streams

The abundance and other characteristics of rocks partially extending above the water surface could be important for improving the recovery of aquatic insect populations in restored streams. 

fruit fly on a berry

Feb 15, 2021

Invasive Flies Prefer Untouched Territory When Laying Eggs

The finding raises questions about how the flies can tell whether a piece of fruit is virgin territory – and what that might mean for pest control. 

line drawings of arthropods from a coloring book

Jan 29, 2021

If You Love Insects and Other Arthropods, We Have the Coloring Book for You

Check out the free coloring book with the best name ever: "Arthropods!" 

rows of corn

Nov 10, 2020

We Modified Crops to Kill Pests, and Pests Evolved to Adapt. Now What?

What can be done to preserve pesticide resistance? 

Insect with fringed wings on plant material

Oct 19, 2020

Insights Into a Tiny Insect That Causes Big Damage

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests. 

Researchers test drones to detect resistant ash trees.

Sep 17, 2020

Scientists Pilot Drones in Effort to Save Trees From Invasive Beetle

NC State are using drones to try to find ash trees with natural resistance to the emerald ash borer invasive pest. 

Hemlock woolly adelgid, a sap-sucking insect.

Sep 2, 2020

Researchers Warn of Food-Web Threats From Common Insecticides

A researcher from NC State argued for curbing the use of neonicotinoid insecticides and warned about their spread. 

butterfly resting on dry grass

Aug 31, 2020

Fire and Butterflies: Insights From a Natural Disaster

Human intervention can help rare species survive climate change. 

mosquito

Aug 24, 2020

Finding Ways to Keep Mosquitoes at Bay

For many of us, climate change means more mosquitoes. 

sun setting over a field

Aug 19, 2020

What a Changing Climate May Mean for Crop Pests

Insects are ideal indicators of how climate change is affecting agriculture. 

new world screwworm on a leaf

Aug 6, 2020

Study Could Lead to Power Over ‘Man Eater’

Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest.