IPM specialist receives national entomology honor

by Katie Pratt, University of Kentucky

The Entomological Society of America recently named Reddy Palli of the University of Kentucky the 2017 recipient of the Nan-Yao Su Award for Innovation and Creativity in Entomology.

This award was created by an endowment from Nan-Yao Su to recognize creative entomologists who have found alternative solutions to problems that significantly impact entomology. Continue reading

Entomological Society provides information on the Asian tiger mosquito

This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week, and the Entomological Society of America is supporting the effort with a special collection of articles about the Asian tiger mosquito.

Like its close relative Aedes aegypti, the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has been in the news recently due to its ability to transmit pathogens that cause diseases such as Zika, dengue, and chikungunya. Unlike Aedes aegypti, which is mainly found in areas where the weather is warm year-round, Aedes albopictus can tolerate colder weather, and in the United States it is found as far north as New York and New Jersey. As its name implies, this invasive insect came to North America from Asia in the 1980s and has since become a well-established pest in many areas.

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Call for papers and posters, 2016 Southeastern Branch Entomology Society meeting

The 2016 Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America Program Committee is soliciting paper and poster submissions for the upcoming meeting of the Southeastern Branch of the Entomological Society of America. Submissions should be made online.

In the lower part of the ESA-SEB submission page, please select the appropriate program for your submission. Information required for regular ten-minute papers and posters includes: presentation title, submitter’s e-mail, species and primary area (as chosen from a dropdown menu). Only submissions to section P-IE will further require selection of the most representative theme (as chosen from a dropdown menu).

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Nobel Prize Winner Peter Agre to Give Keynote Address at ICE 2016

Peter Agre, the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health, will deliver the keynote address at International Congress of Entomology 2016, which will be held September 25-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.

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Call for Papers, 2012 Joint meeting of SE and SW Branches of the Entomological Society

Call for Symposia and Preliminary Call for Papers and Posters for the 2012 Joint Meeting of the Southwestern and Southeastern Branches of the Entomological Society of America
(4-7 March 2012; Little Rock, Arkansas: Call for Symposia and Symposium Participation:
We are requesting proposals for symposia for the upcoming joint meeting of the Southwestern and Southeastern Branches of the Entomological Society of America. The proposals should include a title and brief summary (theme, justification, overall length, and anticipated attendance), organizer names and contact information, expected presentation titles with their authors’ names and contact information, and the duration of individual presentations. All proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee and the selected symposia will be announced prior to the general call for papers and posters in late October. The Program Committee is also soliciting organizers and contributors for several standing symposia that are scheduled to be offered at the 2012 meeting: (1) Turf and Ornamentals; (2) Armyworms; (3) Vegetables.

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