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Royal Entomological Society Awards For The Best Entomological Publications
The Royal Entomological Society have established a series of awards for the best papers published in their six scientific journals over the preceding two years. The winners are decided by the Editors and Editorial Board of each of three journals each year. This year the journals selected are: Agricultural and Forest Entomology - The following paper has been awarded the best paper published in... View News Article (2002-06-20)

Entomologist names new wasp species after UC Riverside
An entomologist at the University of California, Riverside discovered a new wasp species in Russia and named it after the university, commonly abbreviated as UCR. View News Article (2013-05-07)

New sand fly species discovered in Brazil
In an attempt to better understand the taxonomy of a group of sand flies, researchers in Brazil examined specimens in museum collections. View News Article (2015-12-07)

Malaria parasite manipulates host's scent
Malaria parasites alter the chemical odor signal of their hosts to attract mosquitos and better spread their offspring, according to researchers, who believe this scent change could be used as a diagnostic tool. View News Article (2014-07-01)

Bed bugs are not repelled by commercial ultrasonic frequency devices
According to a soon-to-be-published article in the Journal of Economic Entomology, commercial devices that produce ultrasound frequencies are NOT promising tools for repelling bed bugs. View News Article (2012-12-10)

Of lice and man: researchers sequence human body louse genome
They make you itch and they are hard to find but scientists have got the body louse well and truly in their sights. View News Article (2010-06-29)

Native bacteria block Wolbachia from being passed to mosquito progeny
Native bacteria living inside mosquitoes prevent the insects from passing Wolbachia bacteria -- which can make the mosquitoes resistant to the malaria parasite -- to their offspring, according to a team of researchers.  View News Article (2014-08-12)

Microbes help beetles defeat plant defenses
Some symbiotic bacteria living inside Colorado potato beetles can trick plants into reacting to a microbial attack rather than that of a chewing herbivore, according to a team of Penn State researchers who found that the beetles with bacteria were healthier and grew better. View News Article (2013-09-10)

Wheat resistance genes failing, new approach needed to stop flies
Many of the genes that allow wheat to ward off Hessian flies are no longer effective in the southeastern United States, and care should be taken to ensure that resistance genes that so far haven't been utilized in commercial wheat lines are used prudently, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture and Purdue University scientists. View News Article (2011-01-25)

New device provides chikungunya test results in an hour
Scientists at a U.S. Army research center have modified an assay that tests whether or not a sample of mosquitoes harbors the virus responsible for the disease known as chikungunya (CHIKV), long a problem in the Old World tropics but recently established in the Americas. View News Article (2015-05-12)

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