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August 5, 2020

The insect also has yellow eyes, another rare genetic quirk. This combination of odd phenomena likely won’t happen again for a long time, experts say.

August 3, 2020

Bug of the Month is a student–run monthly post which highlights the diversity of insects found in Pennsylvania.

August 3, 2020

Greetings, once again, from the Beescape Team! This is another entry in our monthly updates from us here at Beescape!

July 31, 2020

It is almost time to use traps or sticky bands to protect your trees from spotted lanternflies. Get ready now so you can trap lots of spotted lanternflies safely.

July 29, 2020

Throughout this webinar series, presenters have discussed the diversity of bees and the challenges that they face. Oftentimes people feel as if there isn’t much that they can personally do in order to help bees. However, in the final webinar of the series, Penn State Extension educator Connie Schmotzer discusses how to create a pollinator-friendly environment in your own garden.

July 29, 2020

Pennsylvania is home to over 430 species of bees each with their own unique traits and characteristics. In this Webinar, Dr. Margarita López-Uribe discusses the biodiversity of Pennsylvania bees and offers tips to identify major groups of bees based on their morphological traits.

July 29, 2020

Penn State Entomologist, Natalie Boyle, discusses why bees are important and why we shouldn't fear them.

July 29, 2020

Penn State will conduct more than 150 coronavirus-related research projects to better understand the virus, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.

July 29, 2020

The first probable human case of West Nile virus was reported in Pennsylvania last week. It happened in the north central region of the state in Potter County. "It’s expected that we’ll start to see cases now and through the fall," Erika Machtinger, assistant professor of entomology at Penn State University, told PBS39.

July 29, 2020

Surinder Chopra, professor of maize genetics in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded funding from the U.S Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

July 21, 2020

It’s not the more famous 17-year periodical cicada, which will show up next summer across most of the state, but there will be enough buzzing to annoy those who find irritation in the insect’s incessant droning.

July 20, 2020

An innovative project is creating a buzz around Penn State’s University Park campus, especially among the many species of pollinators that call Centre County home.

July 20, 2020

Two federal lawmakers who represent Pennsylvania are urging their colleagues to set aside $16 million in funding to continue the research taking place to tackle the spread of the spotted lanternfly.

July 20, 2020

The claim: Paper bags resembling wasp hives can deter the insect. For those seeking to enjoy a wasp-free summer, a July 5 Facebook post advises to look no further than a crumpled paper bag.

July 17, 2020

University of Freiburg bestows the first Freiburg-Penn State Virtual Classroom Award and other prizes

July 15, 2020

A grant of more than $1 million from the National Science Foundation will support a researcher in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences in a study of mechanisms that induce sterility in social insects.

July 15, 2020

In previous webinars, speakers have talked about how bees are very diverse and made up of over 20,000 distinct species. It is important to understand the different characteristics of these bee species, as they can greatly impact pollination management.

July 15, 2020

As you trim the wild edges of your property this summer, you might want to be careful of which weeds you whack. Few plants are as valuable to North American conservation as the common milkweed.

July 14, 2020

Ticks, Lyme disease, other tick-borne diseases and Pennsylvania’s No. 1 position in all of that will be explained in detail in a free, 10-part webinar series from Penn State Extension that begins Thursday, July 9, with weekly installments scheduled through September 17.