entomology

May 29, 2020

Here Come the Cicadas! At Least for Some of Us

Right now, in the northwest corner of North Carolina, a remarkable event is occurring - one that happens only every 17 years. It’s the emergence of Brood IX of the 17-year periodical cicadas, and it is a sight (with accompanying sounds) worth seeing.

Aug 22, 2019

Destination Madagascar: Week 4

Through the Ants and Canopy Bootcamp, a group of college students from the U.S. and Madagascar are exploring diversity in ants – and learning to climb trees – with NC State's Bonnie Blaimer and the California Academy of Sciences' Brian Fisher.

Jun 21, 2016

Student Spotlight: Fallon Fowler

Because of her passion for dung (yes, her passion!), Fallon Fowler conducts research revolving around where and why face fly maggots move through dung.

May 18, 2016

No junk-food diet

New research from North Carolina State University's Department of Entomology finds that bees in urban areas stick to a flower-nectar diet, steering clear of processed sugars found in soda and other junk food.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses new report on GE crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development.

May 17, 2016

Gould discusses genetically engineered crops

As the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine release the report “Genetically Engineered Crops: Experience and Prospects,” the chair of the authoring committee says that NC State University can become a model for conducting advanced, trusted research in GE crop development.

Apr 15, 2016

‘Winner-winner’ behavior may shape animal hierarchies

Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies, from primates to dolphins.

Mar 24, 2016

Maggots modified to help heal human wounds

In a proof-of-concept study, NC State University researchers show that genetically engineered green bottle fly (Lucilia sericata) larvae can produce and secrete a human growth factor – a molecule that helps promote cell growth and wound healing.

Feb 9, 2016

Duplicate DNA a hallmark of tick genome

What makes the tick, well, tick? NC State researchers involved in sequencing the pest's genome find a number of answers.

Feb 8, 2016

Bertone helps solve insect mysteries

You could call Dr. Matt Bertone a pest detective. If a farmer needs to know what kind of unusual caterpillars are munching on his corn crops, if a gardener wants to know what’s taking out her tomatoes or if a doctor wonders whether the spider that bit a patient was a dreaded brown recluse, Bertone, an entomologist with NC State University's Plant Disease and Insect Clinic, is there to help.