insects

Aug 26, 2020

Bee, Wasp or Fly? How to Identify Which is Which

It turns out there are key differences between bees, wasps and flies that are easy to spot with the trained eye. Whether you’re seeking peace of mind or looking to identify new guests in your garden, NC State Extension can help.

Aug 6, 2020

Study Could Lead to Power Over Parasite

Researchers find genetic targets for controlling the New World screwworm, a deadly insect pest that feeds on livestock, wildlife, pets and even humans in the Western Hemisphere.

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.

Oct 17, 2017

Insect Allies: How the Enemies of Corn May Someday Save It

A new technology could make it possible to save a growing crop from imminent widespread disaster – whether drought, pest or disease. And it doesn’t come in a sprayer.

Sep 5, 2017

Buggin’ Out: CALS’ Insect Museum Grows

When is a gift of 60,000+ insects a good thing? When it becomes part of NC State’s Insect Museum.

May 23, 2013

Bittersweet: Bait-averse cockroaches shudder at sugar

Sugar isn’t always sweet to German cockroaches, especially to the ones that avoid roach baits. In a study published May 24 in the journal Science, North Carolina State University entomologists show the neural mechanism behind the aversion to glucose, the simple sugar that is a popular ingredient in roach-bait poison.

Jul 26, 2012

N.C. State Turfgrass Field Day is Aug. 8

Experts from North Carolina State University will discuss a range of topics related to growing and maintaining turfgrass Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the annual Turfgrass Field Day.

Jul 13, 2012

On the front lines of an invasion

A new invasive pest from Asia likes fruits and berries as much as you do. A Cooperative Extension entomologist at is working to stop the hungry fruit fly, or at least slow it down. Read more in N.C. State's Bulletin.

Aug 5, 2011

College Profile: Coby Schal

When it comes to cockroaches and bed bugs, entomologist Coby Schal is the go-to guy in the battle to control insect pests.

Apr 11, 2011

In entomological knowledge, N.C. State is number one

When it comes to entomological knowledge, N.C. State University students can wave oversize foam hands with extended forefingers. In late March, a five-person team made up of entomology graduate students won the southeastern branch, or regional, competition of the Linnaean Games.