Journal of Medical Entomology is published bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The journal publishes reports on all phases of medical entomology and medical acarology, including the systematics and biology of insects, acarines, and other arthropods of public health and veterinary significance.
Three new chigger mite species discovered in Taiwan
Three new species of trombiculid mites, also known as "chiggers," have been discovered in Taiwan, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Medical Entomology. Furthermore, 23 other species that are new records ...
Bacteria in ancient flea may be ancestor of the Black Death
About 20 million years ago a single flea became entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, providing what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer - an ancient strain ...
Previously unknown flea genus and species discovered in fossilized dominican amber
Dr. George Poinar, Jr., an entomologist from Oregon State University, has found a fossilized flea the like of which he has never seen. Its basic characteristics are so strange, he says, that it deserves its own genus. And ...
Brown widow spider reported for the first time in Tahiti
Tahiti is a popular tourist destination, but one unwanted visitor has decided to make its home there: the brown widow spider (Latrodectus geometricus). A paper published in the Journal of Medical Entomology has reported the ...
Researchers develop new device to collect bed bugs
In recent years, bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) have been appearing more and more often in beds around the world, and entomologists need specimens for research purposes.
For ticks, researchers find lemur noses to be males only in Madagascar
Ticks have long been known to inhabit the noses of chimpanzees, presumably because the chimps aren't able to pluck them off during grooming.
Book on brown recluse spiders dispels myths and misconceptions
The brown recluse spider is on a lot of minds. Usually between 6-11 millimeters in body length, this spider has a venomous bite. Just about everyone thinks he or she has seen this spider running through the house or claims ...
ActiveGuard mattress liners reduce bed bugs' ability to lay eggs, study finds
Products that claim to control bed bugs have been on the market for years. Some work, and some don't.
Dermacentor limbooliati, a new tick species from Malaysia and Vietnam
A new tick species found in Malaysia and Vietnam was recently discovered by researchers in Georgia.
New forensic entomology observations expand knowledge of decomposition ecology
Fans of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and similar TV shows know that forensic entomology involves the use of insects and other arthropods in legal matters, including homicide cases. Entomologists who are properly trained ...