Unique New Book

December 1, 2011  Nella Letizia l WSU News WSU Entomologist David James, Coauthors New Book on Life Histories of Pacific Northwest Butterflies PROSSER, Wash.—The California Sister has “fangs” as a caterpillar that it bares when disturbed. In its juvenile form, it also builds piers from its own dung on the leaves it feeds on to… » More ...

Alumni Honored

Grayson Brown on left; 2011 Pres. Ernest Delfosee on right Former student Grayson Brown, PhD 1977, was named the 2012 President of the Entomological Society of America. He is a faculty member at the University of Kentucky, whose specialties are Public Health Entomology and Integrated Pest Management.       » More ...

Sustainable Farming, Insect Biodiversity and Climate Change

Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 By Nella Letizia, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences PULLMAN, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University are conducting a study with potato farmers to determine if promoting biodiversity in insect communities helps insects, especially beneficial ones, withstand the effects of a warming climate. "There really isn’t much research… » More ...

2011 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting

Alejandro Del Pozo, MSc student working with John Brown, was a first place winner, in the Paper Presentation competition. Joyce Parker, a PhD student working with Bill Snyder, was a first place winner in the Paper Presentation competition. Andrew Rodstrom, PhD student working with John Brown, was a second place winner for his paper presentation.… » More ...

The Model Makers

CAHNRS Connections 2011, by Brian Clark Vince Jones is striving to push forward the frontiers of our understanding of the complex ecology at play among insects in fruit tree orchards. Part engineering, part biochemistry, and part psychology, the technolo- gies Jones and his colleagues have developed measure and channel bug behavior. Using lures and attractants,… » More ...

Congratulations Carol

September 2011 Carol Anelli was elected to the Entomological Society of America Governing Board for the Physiology, Biochemistry, and Toxicology Section. She began her term of office on November 16, 2011.     » More ...

Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction

Richard S. Zack, associate professor of entomology and director of the M.T. James entomological collection, earned the 2010-2011 Sahlin Faculty Excellence Award for Instruction. He is best known for his creativity and energy in teaching one of the most popular undergraduate courses at WSU Entomology 101: Insects & People. It is a general education option… » More ...

Crop Damage Prevention

New tree fruit pest meets its match CAHNRS, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 WENATCHEE, Wash. - In the course of a single year, a tiny insect has been damaging tree fruit around the globe. Spotted wing drosophila, or SWD, a type of vinegar or fruit fly, has been known in Japan, its home turf, for decades.… » More ...