Scary Story: Maggots Help Us

WSU entomologist Richard Zack displays a favorite maggot book that he assigns to his undergraduate students. (Photos by Shelly Hanks, WSU Photo Services)   PULLMAN, WASH. – Wriggling maggots feeding on corpses are our allies, not enemies. Should you think otherwise, don’t tell that to Richard Zack - not over his dead body. “Maggots do a… » More ...

Vincent Hebert: Use of Herbicides in Diverse Agricultural Areas

RICHLAND, Wash. – Grape vineyards in regions of mixed field crops historically have been exposed to herbicides, presumably from a combination of local spray drift and regional off-target movement. A free, public presentation – “Ill Wind for Washington Grapes? Continuing Concern with the Use of Potent Broadleaf Herbicides in Diverse Agriculture,” by Vincent R. Hebert… » More ...

Rebecca Schmidt (Beers) Receives the H.S. Telford Entomology Scholarship

Rebecca Schmidt (Beers) has received the H.S. Telford Entomology Scholarship for travel to the annual ESA and Pacific Branch ESA meetings. Besides presenting at these meetings, Rebecca will co-run the Pacific Branch ESA Student Symposium, Text Messaging Competition, and participate in the Linnean Games  while serving as representative to the Pacific Branch’s Student Affairs Committee.    » More ...

Robert Zinna (Lavine) Receives Louis W. Getzin Memorial Scholarship

Robert Zinna (Lavine) has received the Louis W. Getzin Memorial Scholarship for travel to the 2014 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting and will present research that uses microscopy as an investigative tool for evaluating the combative horn status in Trypoxylus dichotomus. » More ...

Paul Chrisholm (Crowder) Receives the George Tamaki Memorial Scholarship

Paul Chisholm (Crowder) has received the George Tamaki Memorial Scholarship for travel to the annual ESA meeting.  Paul will be contributing to the program symposium “Impacts of Global Change on Biodiversity and Control.”  He will also be presenting in the student presentation competition on his recent virus research. » More ...

Natalie Boyle Selected to Receive Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology

Natalie Boyle was selected to receive the Larry Larson Graduate Student Award for Leadership in Applied Entomology. As a Ph.D. Student interested in honey bee colony health, Natalie has studied the effects of sublethal pesticide residues on honey bee colonies. This Entomological Foundation fund recognizes Dr. Larry Larson's role as a leader and pioneer in insect… » More ...