The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has been in existence since 1889. ESA is a non-profit organization committed to serving its 5700 etymologist members and individual members in etymology-related fields. ESA has member representatives from governmental agencies, educational institutions and professional associations who work in disciplines related to the study of insects. ESA publishes reports and research abstracts involving etymology and publishes The Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Environmental Entomology, Journal of Economic Entomology and Journal of Medical Entomology. The headquarters is in Lanham, Maryland with offices around the nation. ESA welcomes press and media inquiries.
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 ...
Invasive parasitic fly on Galapagos Islands probably came from mainland Ecuador
Philornis downsi is a parasitic muscid fly that is native to mainland South America. Decades ago, it was accidentally introduced to the Galápagos Islands, where it harms Darwin's finches and other land birds.
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.
Two new creeping water bug species found in Belize and Peru
Two new insect species have been added to the 900,000+ species that have previously been described: Ambrysus cayo, which was found in streams in western Belize, and Procryphocricos pilcopata, which was found in streams in ...
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.
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.
A new online resource on the Asian longhorned beetle
The Asian longhorned beetle, Anoplophora glabripennis, is a wood-boring insect that is capable of destroying 30% of the urban trees in the United States at an economic loss of $669 billion. Infestations of this invasive beetle ...
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 ...
Area-wide management a must for Asian citrus psyllid
The Asian citrus psyllid (Diaphorina citri) carries a bacterial pathogen that causes citrus greening disease (huanglongbing), which is destroying trees in many countries and states, including Florida. It's been estimated ...