• Posted on March 9, 2023
    Champion of Wildflower Wonders

      There are few places like central Texas in the spring: Bluebonnets, paintbrushes, and primrose emblazon the hills and flatlands like an endless magic carpet. […]

  • Posted on February 25, 2020
    These Insects Help Us. How Can We Help Them?

    It’s a common late summer sight in south-central Wisconsin: a prairie in bloom, with tall, waving grasses peppered with bursts of yellow, purple, and white. […]

  • Posted on March 2, 2015
    Insects For All

    Entomology professor Daniel Young presides over a prodigious collection of bugs on campus. Thanks to digital technology, this collection and many others will soon be available online for everyone to learn from and enjoy.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Posted on November 4, 2009
    The New Pollinators

    Researchers, farmers hope native bees will fill hole left by disapearing European cousins.

  • Posted on July 13, 2009
    Five things everyone should know about…Mosquitoes

    Understanding how this summer time nuisance really works.

  • Posted on October 19, 2008
    Five things everyone should know about…Emerald Ash Borer

    Is there anything that can stop this vivacious pest?

  • Posted on January 16, 2008
    To Kill a Caterpillar

    A surprising strategy for combating gypsy moths.

  • Posted on October 17, 2007
    The Hidden Power of Plants

    Grasses and crop residues could become the alternative fuels of the future, but scientists must first unlock their energy. With a new $125 million grant, CALS scientists are turning everywhere––even to insects––to figure out how.