Department of Entomology

Current News

Current Entomology News


Fiscal 2015-2016 News

  • Researchers at the University of California, Riverside might have found a breakthrough in the spider-control field. In a paper published in the Journal of Economic Entomology the researchers wrote that oil-based pesticides are more effective than water-based pesticides at killing the contents of brown widow spider egg sacs. See More
  • Among social insects, why does it pay to help the queen in some situations but then also pay to kill her in others?  What explains why some queens get killed and not others, and why kill her at all?  Kevin Loope, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Riverside, explored these questions, and found that by eliminating the queen, a matricidal worker frees the way for workers to lay male eggs. See more
  • Six graduate students in the Department of Entomology have received Robert van den Bosch Scholarships offered by the Center for Biological Control at UC Berkeley. See more
  • Flowers are hotspots for parasite spread between and within pollinator populations,” said Peter Graystock, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Entomology at the University of California, Riverside and a member of the research team. See more
  • The Entomology Research Museum at the University of California, Riverside today announced the discovery of a new species of firefly from Southern California, collected by an undergraduate student as part of his semester’s insect collection. See more

  • Alfred M. Boyce Lecture scheduled for Monday, June 1, 2015: Titled “The Bitter-sweet Science of Sugar Aversion in Cockroaches: Rapid Sensory Adaptations to Anthropogenic Pressure,” the free public talk will begin at 4:10 p.m. in the auditorium in the Genomics Building.  Parking information can be found here.  A reception at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the Entomology Building will follow the talk. See more
  • Alec Gerry, professor of entomology and cooperative extension specialist, has been selected for the Distinguished Achievement Award in Extension by the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America (ESA).  See more
  • UC Riverside research shows house-dwelling mosquitoes require minute changes in concentrations of exhaled carbon dioxide to trigger landing on human skin. Dr. Ring Carde, a distinguished professor's, lab conducted the research. See more
  •  UC Riverside research could lead to innovative strategies for controlling mosquito populations. At UC Riverside, Alexander Raikhel holds the Mir. S. Mulla Chair in Entomology, named after a distinguished mosquito scientist. See More

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