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Tag: entomology

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. 


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. 

A sandy field of soybeans

Jun 30, 2020

Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience

An NC State team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five crops to improve disease and drought resistance. 

Jun 5, 2020

Volcanic Glass Spray Shows Promise in Controlling Mosquitoes

An industrial mineral called perlite could help reduce mosquito populations and, in turn, malaria transmission. 

Mar 31, 2020

10,000 Photos of the Wild Life in Homes (and Counting)

There is some fascinating stuff living in your house. We want to see it. 

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student, in a field of sunflowers, while conducting a survey of native bees throughout North Carolina.

Feb 26, 2020

The Buzz About Native Bees

Hannah Levenson, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, is using North Carolina’s research stations to survey native bees and study how wildflowers support native bee populations. 

bee rests on a flower

Jan 29, 2020

Prescribed Burns Benefit Bees

Prescribed burns are good news for bee diversity and abundance. 


Dec 6, 2019

Citizen Scientists Help Solve Ant Enigma

Where did these ants come from, anyway? 

Oct 2, 2019

Podcast: Spiders

Entomologist Matt Bertone joins Audio Abstract to debunk some arachnid myths and share the spidery love. 

image of the belltower lit red

Oct 1, 2019

NC State Postdoc Receives Prestigious NIH Award

Postdoctoral researcher Zach DeVries garners NIH Director's Early Independence Award. 

Azteca ants entering a hole in a plant surface

Aug 20, 2019

For at Least One Species, Ant Nurseries Are Cleaner Than Human Ones

When it comes to keeping a clean home, humans could learn something from ants.