Study Elucidates Evolution of Mosquitoes and Their Hosts
Study creates a mosquito family tree to better understand disease transmission and host choice.
Male Moth ‘Aphrodisiac’ Revealed
Study reveals for the first time a powerful pheromone chemical used by males moths to entice females.
Bacterium Associated With Disease Found in N.C. Chiggers
The disease, scrub typhus, presents symptoms similar to Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
CRISPR/Cas9-Based Gene Drive Could Suppress Agricultural Pests
Researchers use for the first time a gene-drive system on an important agricultural pest.
Perfume Component Helps Lure Male Moth Pests
Adding a small amount of a perfume component to pheromones helps attract male fall armyworms looking for a good time.
NC State Researchers Assemble Pathogen ‘Tree of Life’
Researchers provide open-access tool to capture new data on a global plant destroyer, Phytophthora.
N.C. Effort to Help Pollinators Shows Successes, Limitations
Bee abundance and species diversity increased in agricultural pollinator habitats, but maintaining the habitat played a key role in effectiveness.
Yams Benefit From Banana ‘Paper’ Cocoon
The "wrap-and-plant” technique shows promise for increasing tuber size, yields and storage quality.
Study Examines Bacteria Living In and On Mosquitoes
NC State entomologists find more bacterial diversity internally than externally, a surprising result.
Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs
Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs.