• Posted on November 2, 2014
    Of Pests and Pathogens

    Insects play a role in the spread of food-born pathogens on crops

  • Posted on March 6, 2014
    Goodbye, Bug Guy

    He’s been helping farmers, gardeners, landscapers, science students and pest-plagued citizens for decades. We present
    a fond look at Phil Pellitteri, Wisconsin’s rock star entomologist, on the eve of his retirement.

  • Posted on June 18, 2013
    Protecting our Pollinators

    Bees, so crucial to our food supply, are dying off at alarming rates. CALS researchers are taking a close look at everything from the microbes in their hives to the landscapes they live in to identify in what conditions bees thrive.

  • Posted on February 15, 2013
    Five things everyone should know about . . . Spotted Wing Drosophila

    1.  There are 113 species of fruit flies. Why worry about this one? While most other fruit flies attack only overripe or damaged fruit, the […]

  • Posted on October 12, 2012
    Coping with the Climate

    For Wisconsin farmers dealing with wild swings in weather, adaptation is the key.

  • Posted on October 18, 2011
    How bees make honey

    Producing honey is a strenuous team effort for bees

  • Posted on October 17, 2011
  • Posted on June 20, 2011
    Marching to the Music

    “Antennal drumming” guides caste development in social wasps

  • Posted on February 17, 2011
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    Five things everyone should know about . . . Bedbugs

    More on the bugs that go ‘bump’ in the night.

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    A Bug in the System

    Climate change is fueling the biggest outbreak ever of tree-killing bark beetles. The insects are decimating conifer forests from Alaska to Arizona—and raising concerns that they could reach the Upper Midwest.

  • Posted on November 22, 2010
    The Exterminator

    Forty years after beating malaria as a child, CALS entomologist Que Lan is still battling the disease. And she’s discovered a genetic weakness in malaria-carrying mosquitoes that may finally give us the upper hand.