Beekeeping Conference

2012 Joint Conference of the Western Apiculture Society & Washington State Beekeepers Association October 4-6 find out more about the Conference Honey Bee Research and Diagnostic Lab right here on the WSU campus. more   » More ...

Automated Insect Traps Aim to Simplify Pest Detection

September 2012, On Solid Ground, by Bob Hoffman Insect traps can be an orchardist’s best friend, giving early notice of emerging threats to fruit. But they can also be a management headache. That is why Vince Jones, a scientist at the WSU Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center in Wenatchee, is cooperating with experts in… » More ...

Fall 2012 Entomology Colloquium

Friday, September 14 FSHN 354 – 3:00-4:00 PM WECN #: 5701556 Student Centered Undergraduate Biology Education: Implementing  Innovative Pedagogy One Class at a Time Dr. Laura Corley Lavine Department of Entomology Washington State University » More ...

Entomology Graduate Student Assoc Invited Speaker

Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at 6:30 PM in the CUB Auditorium Dr. Burt Hölldobler* Foundation Professor of Life Sciences Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona The Superorganism: Communication and Cooperation in Ant Societies He will also introduce his award-winning documentary, Ants: Nature's Secret Power *Dr. Hölldobler is a renowned entomologist and sociobiologist whose primary study subjects… » More ...

Welcome Back BBQ

The Entomology Department welcomes you to Fall 2012! We're hosting a BBQ on Friday, August 31 at noon. The Department is providing hamburgers, hotdogs, condiments, table service & beverages.There is a list in the office where you can confirm attendance as well as sign up to bring something to share. » More ...

Alkali Bee

August 6, 2012, Seattle Times, by Lynda V. Mapes Farmers worry that road project will turn productive bees into roadkill The world's largest managed population of native pollinators in Walla Walla County is in the path of a state road-construction project. TOUCHET, Walla Walla County — For decades, Mike Buckley has farmed his family place… » More ...

Life Histories – The Butterflies of Cascadia

Fall 2012 | Washington State Magazine | by Tim Steury James, a research entomologist at the Irrigated Tree Fruit Research Center in Prosser, has with coauthor David Nunnallee published Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies (Oregon State University Press, 2011). It’s a unique and exhaustive documentary of the life cycles, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis… » More ...