Department of Entomology - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Virus-infected honey bees more likely to gain entrance to healthy hives
Monday, June 15
Study reveals unique physical, chemical properties of cicada wings
How changes in weather patterns could lead to more insect invasions
Calling all pollinator fans: University of Illinois seeks citizen scientists
For the second year, University of Illinois Extension is calling all lovers of bees, butterflies, and other pollinators that keep our crops and gardens growing to join scientists in tracking their distribution and habitat use across the state.
Grad student names new treehopper species after Lady Gaga
Brendan Morris discovered a new genus and species of treehopper. He named it in honor of the musical artist Lady Gaga.
Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions
Dr. Esther Ngumbi details how pest insects can be effectively managed in Africa. Kenyan food production and grazing land is under threat from a huge desert locust invasion. The insects are currently in two counties in northern Kenya and are now spreading to other Kenyan regions including Meru, Laikipia, and Rift Valley. The government has yet to quantify losses but past attacks have caused harvest losses of up to 70%.