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Feuding, Bigamy and Tunneling: Hear About The Eccentric Life of Entomologist Harrison Dyar

Entomologist Marc E. Epstein researched, wrote and published

Former Smithsonian entomologist Harrison G. Dyar, noted for his research on moths and butterflies, was not your typical entomologist. He feuded with fellow entomologists, was a bigamist (married to two wives at the same time) and caused an uproar when a...

Posted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:53 AM

The Most Dangerous Animal on the Planet

Malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae, by medical entomologist Anthony Cornel, UC Davis

What's the most dangerous animal on the planet? No, not rhinos,  cape buffaloes, hippos, lions, elephants, crocodiles or sharks. It's an insect, the blood-sucking mosquito. Mosquitoes that transmit malaria, including Anopheles gambiae, kill more...

Posted on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 5:41 PM

Mosquitoes Take the Spotlight: Front Line and Center

Aedes aegypti feeding on its host. (Photo by Jena Johnson)

Mosquitoes will take the spotlight, front line and center, this month. On Wednesday, April 8, Regents Professor Michael Strand of the University of Georgia, Athens, and internationally recognized for his research on parasite-insect host interactions,...

Posted on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 6:15 PM

Eight Decades of Bees 'n Skeeters

Extension apiculturist (emeritus) Eric Mussen with his engraved clock from the Almond Board of California. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Quick! What do you think of when someone mentions "honey bees and mosquitoes" in the same sentence? Honey bees are the pollinators, the beneficial insects. Infected mosquitoes transmit killer diseases such as malaria and dengue; they are our most...

Posted on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Anthony Cornel Knows Mosquitoes

Medical entomologist Anthony Cornel with a snake in Brazil.

Medical entomologist Anthony “Anton” Cornel knows his mosquitoes--and a few snakes, too. When he was doing research in Brazil in September, he draped a snake around his neck and posed for the camera. His favorite research subjects, though,...

Posted on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 5:04 PM

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