State Prisoners Give Monarch Project Wings

July 2, 2012 by Nella Letizia, College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences | WSU News WALLA WALLA, Wash. - Gilbert London stands in front of a blue plastic food storage barrel converted into a Monarch butterfly rearing cage. Inside, roughly two dozen opaque-green chrysalises hang from milkweed plants like living jewels. In roughly 10… » More ...

Arthropods: Insects that Live on Humans

WSU News, May 24  PULLMAN, Washington Imagine sitting down to a brown-bag lunch discussion and being handed a ponytailed head infested with lice eggs. The head is carved of wood, mind you, but the hair and eggs are very much real. Such was the scene at a recent lunch presentation by Washington State University entomologist… » More ...

Raising Queens

Spring 2012 by Hannelore Sudermann | Washington State Magazine Few things are as mysterious and amazing as the life of the queen bee, says bee breeder Sue Cobey. Just a few days after she hatches from her cell, the queen’s fertility is optimal and she has just a brief time to mate for the rest… » More ...

Flight of the Alkali Bee

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May 3, 2012, Nella Letizia, CAHNRS - Marketing, News, and Educational Communications New Study to Follow Insect’s Population, Flight Path over U.S. Highway 12 PROSSER, Wash.—Can a bee learn to fly over, instead of across, a busy highway? WSU entomologist Douglas Walsh is working with the Washington State Department of Transportation to find out. Walsh… » More ...

Endangered species

Wednesday, Mar. 7, 2012 WSU News Commonly used herbicides seen as threat to butterflies PUYALLUP, Wash. - A Washington State University toxicologist has found that three commonly used herbicides can dramatically reduce butterfly populations. The research was aimed at possible effects on the Lange’s metalmark, an endangered species in northern California. But it has implications… » More ...

Orchard Menace

February 15, 2012, On Solid Ground WSU Scientists Use Flower Power to Combat Orchard Menace Apple orchards are intricate webs involving a delicate balance between trees, soils, water, insects, and more. To manage the pests that can potentially damage a crop of apples, growers often apply pesticides. There are several problems associated with pesticide use, though,… » More ...

Addressing Honey Bee Demise

Feb. 8, 2012, WSU News Advisor Helps Alternative Bee Business Take Flight EVERETT, Wash. - Anyone who has been paying attention knows the honey bee population is in decline, and the loss of the bees’ pollination role could spell disaster for the food supply. While scientists search for the cause of the colony collapse disorder… » More ...

2012 Wiley Research Exposition

We are proud to announcement that Entomology students were among the winners of the 2012 William R. Wiley Research Exposition held on February 3, 2012. In the Agricultural & Natural Sciences Division Brandon Hopkins won the first place winner for his oral presentation and he received $500. Megan Taylor won first place for her poster… » More ...