Entomology


Purdue seeking citizen scientists with time to track down ticks

Monday, May 11th, 2020 University News Story

Hoosiers and residents of neighboring states looking for something to do while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic could consider becoming citizen scientists.

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It’s extremely unlikely mosquitoes can transmit COVID-19 Purdue professor says

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 University News Story

There is currently no evidence that COVID-19 can be transmitted by mosquitoes, a Purdue University professor says.

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Food science and entomology collaborate to produce Boiler Bee Honey

Friday, January 31st, 2020 University News Story

There are a number of food products produced by groups within the College of Agriculture, from the Department of Food Science’s Boiler Black and Boiler Gold beers to all the proteins supplied at the Boilermaker Butcher Block. Soon, fans of Purdue Unive…

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Purdue Extension resources for Hoosier fruit, vegetable growers

Friday, January 31st, 2020 University News Story

Three updated resources from Purdue Extension will help Indiana fruit and vegetable growers stay on top of the latest crop management strategies and research.

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Photos of tiny Varroa mites on bees that are endangering the bee population.

The buzz on Boiler Bee Honey

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

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Various images from the years top stories

Purdue receives first USDA grant to study organic hemp production

Monday, October 28th, 2019 University News Story

When the 2018 Farm Bill legalized production of hemp, the deluge of phone calls from potential growers to scientists and state administrators quickly made it clear how little information is available for those hoping to plant the crop.

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Entomologist receives 2019 Purdue Agriculture Research Award

Monday, September 16th, 2019 University News Story

Ian Kaplan, a professor of entomology, has been selected to receive the 2019 Purdue University Agriculture Research Award. Presented annually since 1982, the award is the highest honor awarded to mid-career faculty members in the College of Agriculture…

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Bee with RFID and a gloved hand

Meet the College of Agriculture’s newest faculty members

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose As the semester kicks-off hundreds of new faces crop up across the College of Agriculture’s campus. Not all of these unfamiliar faces are freshmen and transfer students, however. Ten faculty members are also joining the college this semester in the departments of agricultural economics, animal sciences, entomology, forestry and natural resources…

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Purdue leading effort to digitize North American parasite collections

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 University News Story

Parasites play significant roles in human health, wildlife conservation and livestock productivity. But getting an accurate picture of their distributions and associations with hosts is difficult because the specimens and their location data are often …

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Sen. Mike Braun to visit the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center

Monday, August 5th, 2019 University News Story

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun of Indiana will visit Purdue University’s Davis Agricultural Center on Wednesday (Aug. 7). He will be available to speak with media at the end of his visit at 6 p.m.

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Six things you probably don’t know about kissing bugs

Monday, July 29th, 2019

By Emma Ea Ambrose  The Center for Disease Control recently issued a memo regarding the presence of the Triatoma sanguisuga insect in 12 states, including Indiana. Triatoma sanguisuga is better known by its common name, the kissing bug. Kissing bugs, which are common in Central and South America, can carry Chagas, a parasitic disease. The…

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Purdue entomologist: ‘Ask yourself if it really looks like a kissing bug’

Monday, July 29th, 2019 University News Story

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently issued a warning regarding the Triatoma sanguisuga insect, more commonly known as the kissing bug. The statement said the bug could now be found in 12 states, including Indiana. Triatoma sanguisug…

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Police Tape at a sample crime scene

Purdue makes the case for forensic entomology

Friday, June 28th, 2019

“Pre-law and pre-med students are often needing to distinguish themselves from the herd,” explained forensic sciences program director Trevor Stamper. His advice: stand out from your competition through forensic entomology. “Purdue’s new concentration is unique,” said Stamper, “because it is the first formal area of concentration in forensic entomology ever worldwide. Nobody has ever done…

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Pesticides found in monarchs’ milkweed near farm fields

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 University News Story

Conservation organizations across the United States plant milkweed to combat the loss of monarch butterflies, whose populations have declined around 90 percent in the last two decades. Where they plant may be important, according to a Purdue University…

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Rapid cross-resistance bringing cockroaches closer to invincibility

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 University News Story

Cockroaches are serious threats to human health. They carry dozens of types of bacteria, such as E. coli and salmonella, that can sicken people. And the saliva, feces and body parts they leave behind may not only trigger allergies and asthma but could …

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